Trustee and Member of the Finance Committee

Job Title: Trustee and Member of the Finance Committee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 0
Reference: FinCo
Contact Name: Rachel Kramer
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 11, 2021 10:17

Job Description

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity; the Fund provides support to members of the RAF Family (both serving and retired, and their dependants) who are in need. The range of support that the Fund offers is holistic and person-centred, with the primary aim of reducing or removing any adversity that is being experienced.


Against the backdrop of a Fund strategy that will need to evolve in response to the significant challenges of the external environment, the Board is keen to recruit a trustee with a Finance Background (preferably a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales with a good understanding of the regulatory and statutory requirements of financial reporting) to join our Board and our Finance Committee and become a trustee / member of the Board of Directors of two of the Fund’s subsidiary entities (the RAF Benevolent Fund Housing Trust Ltd and the RAF Benevolent Fund Trustees Ltd).


Applicants will be interested in our work, have a relevant background, and be willing and able to work collaboratively with other members of the Board to provide high-level strategic guidance and governance oversight for the Fund’s Senior Management Team, as the Fund works to implement its post-COVID ‘stabilise and adjust’ strategy whilst developing a new long-term strategic direction.


Applicants do not need to have a military or military charity background but must have empathy for what the Royal Air Force and the charitable sector stands for. The Fund’s most recent annual review is available on our website.


These roles are voluntary but reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be paid.


Please see the trustee profile (available on our website) for further details. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Paul Higgins, Chief of Staff via his PA on 020 7307 3301.


To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role and providing examples of how you meet the person specification to Rachel Kramer, RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR or email


The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 5 April 2021. Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter (most likely virtually via a video conferencing platform).


Please note that the successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check.