Contract type: Initial Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Application Closure Date: 12 Jan 2019

Salary: Competitive

Location: Scotland

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity, established in 1944 to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. Last year, we helped 70,000 people in 68 countries around the world, and funded 92 charities and organisations that support the Army family at large.

The Soldiers’ Charity is now recruiting for the role of Briefing Liaison Officer (BLO), Scotland, a similar post to six other positions located throughout the United Kingdom. Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start by late March 2020, for an initial two year fixed term contract. As a key member of a small team in Scotland, the role is based out of our office in Edinburgh, but will require extensive travel throughout Scotland.

This role requires the individual to operate comfortably within both the military and civilian communities and be flexible and adaptable to the many varied demands on their time. It will require the post holder to: establish and maintain key relationships with Army units (Regular and Reserve) and the local community, which includes briefing a wide range of audiences both military and civilian on the work of the Charity; provide significant fundraising support to Regional Events, both in the development and execution of new and existing Events and the growth of additional income streams, and continually develop our volunteer fundraising.

For this post it is essential that candidates have recent military experience in commissioned (Late Entry is preferable) or non-commissioned rank, in either the Regular or Reserve Forces, and have a wide range of current service contacts. You will have well developed communication skills and have an easy yet confident manner to be able to establish and maintain successful relationships with all ranks and a wide range of supporters and volunteers. You will be able to work on your own initiative and as part of the regional team whilst applying your persuasive, engaging character and project management strengths; efficient time management is key. Connectivity into local political, administrative, public and private organisations is desirable for this role.

A full, clean driving licence is essential with the requirement to drive a Charity van for the use of transporting event and fundraising equipment. Candidates should be IT literate and, in particular, experienced in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Office 365; practical experience of social media tools is desirable, as is a working knowledge of elementary accounting procedures. Although experience of fundraising and/or the voluntary sector would be desirable, training, where required, will be provided for the successful candidate.

For more information on the wider role for this post please open the attached job description. If you feel you have the relevant experience and skill set for this role please send your current CV and strong supporting statement to Tina Wick, HR Manager –; for an informal discussion relating to this post please speak to Charles Dunphie, Regional Director Scotland on 0131 310 5132.

Initial Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: 12 January 2020

Interview date: 22 January 2020

Salary: Competitive

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