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Community Engagement Coordinator - Wales

Remote - Wales, UK
Up to £26,000 per year
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

About the role

The successful candidate for this role will have day-to-day involvement with local branches, to include developing long-lasting relationships with the volunteer network and encouraging participation in raising awareness throughout the region. 

About you

  • To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of building and maintain relationships, preferably with volunteer groups.  
  • You will be the first point of contact for our volunteers and work with them as we go through a period of transition. 
  • You will have the opportunity to shape processes and procedures in consultation with the Regional Fundraising Manager, Regional Fundraising Officer and Volunteer Development Manager.  
  • To help you establish yourself in this new post you will receive excellent training and induction to SSAFA.  
  • Whilst the post is homebased, to be eligible for this role you are required to live within Wales. 
  • To help you establish yourself in this new post you will receive excellent training and induction to SSAFA.  
  • The role will involve travel around Wales and some travel to SSAFA’s head office in London. It is vital that you hold a full driving licence and are permitted to drive in the UK.  
  • You will be able to show excellent communication skill by telephone, e-mail and face to face. You will have used Microsoft Office 365 to a high standard.  
  • It is important that you have experience of planning and managing your own workload, with minimal supervision. 
  • Some work at weekends and outside office hours will be required. 
  • It would be advantageous if you have an understanding of the way of life for today’s Armed Forces, veterans and their families and if you have experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers. An understanding of the voluntary sector and preferably the military charity sector landscape across Wales would be valuable.  

About the team

The fundraising team work remotely and pride themselves in maintaining a close working relationship providing support as and when required. You will be supported by the Regional Fundraising Manager and work closely with volunteers from the SSAFA branches in Wales, the Regional Fundraising Officer for Wales and the Volunteer Development Manager. 

About SSAFA  

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. In 2022 our trained teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 59,000 people, including veterans, serving personnel (regulars and reserves) and their families.   

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person and their family, any time they need us and in any way, they need us.  

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA  

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.  

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve. 

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