Secretary - Lowestoft Branch of the RAF Association

Description of the role:

The Royal Air Forces Association is a member-led welfare charity that exists to ensure all members of the RAF family are supported as and when they require it.

The RAF Family includes anyone serving or who has served in the RAF, Regular or Reserve, their respective partner, spouse and /or dependent children is a member of the RAF family.

The RAF Association Branch is a self sufficient registered charity that forms part of the Association. Through the work of branch members, The Association is able to meet its charitable objective of supporting the RAF family. Branches are responsible to the Central Council and Area Council.

Duties of Branch Secretary can include:
· Deal with any Branch correspondence
· Deal with membership applications for membership of the Branch
· Maintain Branch records
· Take minutes of meetings
· Deal with insurance matters for the Branch

Opportunity Activities: Administration, Business, Management and Research, Community Work, General and Helping, Trusteeship and Committee Work
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

Branch Secretaries will need to have a variety of skills. These could include:
• Communication and listening skills
• IT skills
• Relationship building skills
• Organisational skills

What skills will be learned / gained?

Branch Volunteers can develop a wide variety of skills, including:
• Listening and communication skills
• IT skills
• Report writing skills
• Building relationships with a wide variety of people
• Team working skills

This is also a fantastic opportunity to help the RAF Association support members of the RAF family who need our help.

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

You must be aged over 18.

Mandatory training required for role: No
Extra information:

You will receive a full induction from the Branch Chair, and will receive full support from the South East and Eastern Area Team.

The Lowestoft Branch has indicated that the time commitment would be expected to be on average 1-2 hours per week.
This role also requires regular commitment to attend branch meetings and update all members.

You must be aged over 18.

Anyone is welcome to volunteer for a Branch volunteering role; an RAF/military background is not required.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed in line with RAFA policy.

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: RAF Association
Organisation Profile:

RAFA, the Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family.

The RAF Family includes all serving and ex-serving personnel and their dependants. To be eligible for welfare support, for both themselves and those who depend upon them, service personnel need to have served a minimum of one day in the RAF.

The Association exists in the recognition that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate their lives to their country, and to ensure that such a sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.

Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, a young child missing their parent away on overseas operations, or a World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help all generations of RAF Service personnel and their families.

This opportunity is no longer accepting expressions of interest.