About the role
AFF is currently seeking a Co-ordinator to support the Army Basing Programme (ABP) across Salisbury Plain. Supporting the Wiltshire Co-Ordinator, the key aspect of this role is engagement with families and assisting with enquiries and concerns arising as a result of ABP activity and helping families access the right services and support.
The role is community- and home-based, reaching families and other contacts through visits to stations within the area and via e-mail, phone and Facebook contact.
The post a 12 month fixed term contract and part-time (15 hours per week).
What we’re looking for
Although AFF Co-ordinators are closely supported by their line manager and the whole organisation, they need to be self-starters who are willing to take the initiative to make contacts in their area, be the AFF point of contact for families and be motivated in achieving the best outcomes for their community.
The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate good communication and listening skills, and a strong interest in helping Army families.
A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.
Applicants should live within the Co-ordinator area of cover.
AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
For further information
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Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Julie Mounfield (Regional Manager South) on 07824 534345 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing, interview and start dates
The Army Families Federation (AFF) has a Trustee vacancy, and is looking for someone with professional and ideally Army life experience to join the Board. The ideal candidate would have financial accounting experience, if this has been gained within the charity sector it would be beneficial however not essential.
In addition to this vacancy over the course of 2019 due to trustee term limits we will have 2 further vacancies and would welcome speaking to you if;
About the role
Trustees are volunteers who act collectively to govern the organisation. This includes developing the overall strategy for AFF and ensuring an operating plan is produced that enables AFF to meet its objectives.
Trustees also work to ensure that there is sound financial management and that employees are properly managed. Trustees are not involved in the management of the charity.
AFF Trustees follow the good practice guide of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
In practice, much of the work of Trustees is conducted at the 3-4 meetings held each year, usually around Andover or London (some of which will require an overnight stay). Attendance at Trustee meetings is crucial. Preparation in advance of meetings will also be required. Between meetings, Trustees will have reading and may also be asked to contribute to individual projects and sit on one of the sub committees.
In addition, attendance is expected, where possible, at twice yearly staff training events (usually held in Basingstoke).
Any enquiries can be directed to Beth Simkin-Park (HR Manager) on 07517 002584 or at HR@aff.org.uk.
The deadline for applications is Monday 18 February.
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