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 Benevolence Secretary – The Officers’ Association (OA) – London – £31.5K to £35.5K depending on experience

The OA is recruiting for a full time fixed-term Benevolence Secretary to work in the main office in Victoria in Central London. This is a temporary position of up to one year to cover a period of maternity leave. The deadline for applications is 30th June.

The Officers’ Association is a charity dedicated to assisting officers, former officers and their dependants from Her Majesty’s Armed forces. One of the charity’s roles is to provide advice and Benevolence assistance to those in financial distress.

We are seeking a candidate for the role of Benevolence Secretary with effect from the middle of August 2017. This role provides an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in grant making and a thorough understanding of statutory and other benefits, housing, care and mobility needs to join a small close-knit and highly professional team and make a real difference to people’s lives.

Within this role you will be responsible for handing sensitive and often complex cases of people that need mostly financial assistance either in their own home or while in residential care. Knowledge of benefits and disability legislation is essential, whilst awareness of how service welfare organisations and charities work is highly desirable. Excellent communication skills are important as this post requires great sensitivity and empathy in dealing with distressed, often elderly, former officers and relatives. The ability to be firm is also important to ensure the department operates within its guidelines and absolute confidentiality is paramount.

Applicants should have the ability to establish a rapport with other charitable and professional organisations as well as having a proven track record of working successfully in a team in a similar role. Proven administrative skills are also required; familiarity with Microsoft Word is essential and previous use of the CRM database Salesforce is desirable.

Salary range GBP £31.5K to £35.5K per annum depending on experience, plus generous holiday allowance and benefits.

To apply, please send a CV to

Closing Date: 30/06/17