Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Salary: £34,500 per year (FTE £57,500)
3 days per week (22.5 hours)

The WRAC Association, formed in 1919, is a Service charity, supporting women who have served in
the Army. We do this by maintaining a thriving membership and by distributing benevolence grants.
We believe that service by women in the Army, should be celebrated, recognised and, when female
veterans find themselves in need, we should be there to help.

The Role
The WRAC Association is at an exciting stage of its development where we are now looking at
expanding our leadership team and strengthening our operational structures to enable us extend our
membership, distribution of benevolence, influence and impact.
The COO will have significant influence in shaping this new post, to become a vital role in supporting
the charity’s growth and sustainability. With primary responsibility for implementing the strategic plan,
the COO will be responsible for all operational matters and leading a small, dedicated team.
Reporting directly to the Vice President and the Board of Trustees, the role responsibilities include:
• Working closely with the Leadership to draw up and deliver the strategic plan across the areas
of Governance, Benevolence, Membership, Outreach, Engagement, Influence, Trustee
Composition and Communications.
• Having oversight of all operational matters.
• Line Manager to a small, dedicated team.
• Ensuring full compliance with the Charity Commission in all areas.
• Oversight of PR, Marketing and Finance.
• Liaising with external agencies as required to promote and sustain the influence of the Charity.

The successful applicant will:
• Have previous experience of planning at the strategic level, whilst also being used to delivering
across a broad range of areas at the operational level.
• Demonstrate a level of knowledge about the Army.
• Have a proven ability to interact positively and effectively with individuals from all levels and
functions within the charity and with a variety of individuals and organisations external to the
• Possess strong organisational skills to handle high volumes of work in a fast-paced, changing
environment, while maintaining excellent delivery and quality of performance.
• Be IT and financially literate.
• Have excellent oral and written communications skills to convey information clearly and
effectively, together with solid listening skills to gather information for understanding.

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this role, please apply (attaching an
up to date CV), highlighting your suitability for the role to the Association Secretary, via email to:

The closing date for this position is 25th February 2021.

The WRAC Association is committed to equality of opportunity and this underpins our employment and recruitment
procedures. We use objective, job-related criteria when making appointment decisions and our selection criteria is based
on skills, experience, qualifications and an ability to do the job.

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Comradeship, esprit de corps, benevolence and preserving traditions. The WRAC Association: maintaining contact between former members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the Auxiliary Territorial Service Territorial Army, Women's Royal Army Corps, Women's Royal Army Corps Territorial Army, WRAC Territorial and Volunteer Reserve and women still serving in the Army.

HQ Address

WRAC Association
Unit 11
Basepoint Business Centre
1 Winnall Valley Road
SO23 0LD

HQ Office Hours

We are here to help you during the following hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 1pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
Phone*: 0300 400 1992
Fax*: 0300 400 1938
*0300 calls charged at local rate

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