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01   East Midlands Co-ordinator

About the role

This role engages with Army families across the East Midlands. Its purpose is to assist with their enquires and concerns, helping them to access the right services and support, and representing their concerns to the local chain of command and service providers. The post holder will be responsible for: establishing and maintaining contact with Army families, the chain of command and agencies within the area of responsibility; handling enquiries from Army families, signposting to appropriate support and information and liaising with command, agencies and AFF Specialists as required; working at unit, station and garrison level to resolve local issues; representing AFF and Army families at appropriate meetings/events, to brief military and civilian policymakers on the issues and concerns of Army families in the area; working with AFF’s social media team to reach families through local Facebook groups.

The post holder will be required to travel on a regular basis across the region that this post covers, including (but not limited to) Cottesmore, Chicksands, Chilwell, Grantham, North Luffenham and Wyton. Additionally, occasional travel to AFF Central Office in Andover, and twice-yearly staff training events, usually in Hampshire is required. The next scheduled all staff training is 4 & 5 December in Basingstoke.

The post is part-time with flexible hours (15 per week), with pay and benefits calculated according to the hours that you work. The ‘home-station’ for the purposes of calculating travel time and expenses will be Cottesmore. The post holder will be home-based, with regular travel required across the East Midlands region as above.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have: an understanding and current knowledge of Army life and its impact on families; a keen interest in the welfare and quality of life for Army families; enthusiasm to achieve results; good listening and interpersonal skills; clarity of expression, both written and verbal; have an ability to work on own initiative and outside of a formal office environment; be an effective team player; have an understanding of principles of client confidentiality; have a sound working knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; have a full UK driving licence and access to transport (with appropriate insurance to travel for work purposes).

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information

Please download the following:

Please return all applications to the HR Manager, Rachel Bishop at hr@aff.org.uk who will also be able to answer any enquiries about the vacancy.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by midnight, Sunday 1 September.
  • Interviews will take place in the week commencing 9 September at a central location in Cottesmore.
  • The start date for this post is on or as soon as possible after Monday 23 September 2019.
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02   WSBA Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

About the role

This role engages with Service families located primarily in the Western Sovereign Base Area (WSBA) in Cyprus. Its purpose is to assist with their enquiries and concerns, helping them to access the right services and support, and representing their viewpoint to the chain of command and service providers.

The post holder will be responsible for: establishing and maintaining contact with Army families, the chain of command and agencies within the area of responsibility; handling enquiries from Army families, signposting to appropriate support and information and liaising with command, agencies and AFF Specialists as required; working at unit, station and garrison level to resolve local issues; representing AFF and Army families at appropriate meetings/events, to brief military and civilian policymakers on the issues and concerns of Army families in the area; working with AFF’s social media team to reach families through local Facebook groups.

The post holder will be required to travel on a regular basis across the region that this post covers, including (but not limited to) Akrotiri and Episkopi. Applicants would need to have the right to travel to and work in the United Kingdom and be entitled to have access to the Sovereign Base Areas. Additionally, occasional travel to the UK to attend twice-yearly staff training events, usually in Hampshire, is required. The next scheduled all staff training is 4 & 5 December in Basingstoke.

The post is part-time with flexible hours (12.5 per week), with pay and benefits calculated according to the hours that you work. The post holder will be home-based, with regular travel required across the Western Sovereign Base Area as above.

This is a temporary contract to cover a period of maternity leave, estimated to be of 9 – 12 months duration.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have: an understanding and current knowledge of Army life and its impact on families; a keen interest in the welfare and quality of life for Army families; enthusiasm to achieve results; good listening and interpersonal skills; clarity of expression, both written and verbal; have an ability to work on own initiative and outside of a formal office environment; be an effective team player; have an understanding of principles of client confidentiality; have a sound working knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; have a full UK driving licence and access to transport (with appropriate insurance to travel for work purposes).

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information

Please download the following:

Please return all applications to the HR Manager, Rachel Bishop at hr@aff.org.uk who will also be able to answer any enquiries about the vacancy.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by midnight, Sunday 26 August.
  • Interviews will take place on 2 September via Skype with Central Office in Andover (candidates will be invited to attend via Skype from the AFF office in Cyprus).
  • The start date for this post is on or as soon as possible after Monday 23 September 2019.
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03   Kenya Co-ordinator

About the role

This role engages with Service families located primarily in Nanyuki, but also in Nairobi.  Its purpose is to assist with their enquires and concerns, helping them to access the right services and support, and representing their concerns to the local chain of command and service providers.

The post holder will be responsible for: establishing and maintaining contact with Army families, the chain of command and agencies within the area of responsibility; handling enquiries from Army families, signposting to appropriate support and information and liaising with command, agencies and AFF Specialists as required; working at unit, station and garrison level to resolve local issues; representing AFF and Army families at appropriate meetings/events, to brief military and civilian policymakers on the issues and concerns of Army families in the area; working with AFF’s social media team to reach families through local Facebook groups.

The post holder will be required to travel on an occasional basis to BATUK Rear (Nairobi) and occasional visits to BPST (A) Loan Service Nairobi. Travel to Nairobi on AFF business should only be undertaken with prior permission of the line manager and where security measures allow. Additionally, occasional travel to the UK to attend twice-yearly staff training events, usually in Hampshire, is required. The next scheduled all staff training is 4 & 5 December in Basingstoke.

The post is part-time with flexible hours (10 per week), with pay and benefits calculated according to the hours that you work. The post holder will be office based in Nanyuki with occasional travel as above.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have: an understanding and current knowledge of Army life and its impact on families; a keen interest in the welfare and quality of life for Army families; enthusiasm to achieve results; good listening and interpersonal skills; clarity of expression, both written and verbal; have an ability to work on own initiative and outside of a formal office environment; be an effective team player; have an understanding of principles of client confidentiality; have a sound working knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; have a full UK driving licence and access to transport (with appropriate insurance to travel for work purposes).

It is essential that applicants have a BATUK ID and the right to travel to and work in the United Kingdom. Applicants must be able to comply with local driving requirements for BATUK.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information

Please download the following:

Please return all applications to the HR Manager, Rachel Bishop at hr@aff.org.uk who will also be able to answer any enquiries about the vacancy.

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by midnight, Sunday 26 August.
  • Interviews will take place on 2 September via Skype with Central Office in Andover (candidates will need to have access to equipment within their own home to be able to attend via Skype).
  • The start date for this post is on or as soon as possible after Monday 23 September 2019.
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