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SSAFA is a national charity helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and the families of both. One day's paid service in any of our Armed Forces is all that is needed to qualify for assistance from SSAFA. Our network of volunteer Branches and Service Committees provide support to the Armed Forces and veterans community. Currently SSAFA has 92 Branches and 65 Service Committees worldwide.
Branch Fundraising Organisers are responsible for producing the Branch Fundraising strategy which includes fundraising through trusts and the corporate sector, to events fundraising and local appeals. Branch Fundraising Organisers are responsible to the Branch Chairman, and supported by their Regional Fundraising Manager (RFM) and the Branch Secretary.
Branch Fundraising Organisers receive local induction training about SSAFA and should attend a Fundraisers' course or any related seminar, within a year of joining. Interviews and references are part of the recruitment process.
A forces background is not essential, a driver's licence is beneficial for some geographical areas and basic IT skills, enthusiasm and good communication skills are necessary. Experience of fundraising would assist, but is not a requirement. All volunteers are required to adhere to Our Volunteer Policy.
Duties of a Branch Recruitment Officer include:
- Developing and implementing a local recruitment process in line with the national SSAFA volunteer recruitment procedure and ensuring office holders are familiar with that procedure.
- Arranging and conducting the interview of potential volunteers, ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed as appropriate, collated and relevant papers are sent to Central Office in a timely manner: Application form/References/DBS form, if appropriate
- Liaising with the Branch Training Organiser to ensure a volunteer is supported once they are formally recruited.
- Liaising with the Branch Publicity Officer to promote volunteering opportunities in appropriate places
- Creating and maintaining contact with a network of local organisations as suitable sources for recruitment purposes such as Reach, the local Volunteer Centres, town and parish magazinesBranch Recruitment Officer Role
- Encouraging and co-ordinating ideas, and activities for recruitment, retention and succession planning are discussed and implemented across Branch and Division level where appropriate.
- Maintaining relationships with the regional Volunteer Support Manager and membership staff at Central Office.
- Ensuring that all data processed or held as part of the role is done so strictly in accordance with SSAFA's data management policies and procedures.
- Complying with and promoting SSAFA values and standards, including the code of confidentiality.
Further advice and guidance can be found in Duties and Responsibilities of Branch and Service Volunteers, dated 21.10.201