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WFA Office – Job Opportunity

WFA Office – Job Opportunity

Following the decision of John and Heather Richardson to stand down, the WFA welcomes applications from appropriately qualified candidates to manage and operate the WFA's back office.

Applications must be received by the Hon Secretary, Steve Oram*, by Friday, 14 November 2014, and should include details of the candidate's experience and suitability for the role. The successful candidate will:

  • be able to represent the WFA in dealing with membership issues, prospective members and general enquiries (including from the media);
  • be responsible for supplying welcome packs to new members;
  • maintain and keep updated the WFA membership database, including membership payment, direct debit enquiries and gift aid records;
  • maintain financial records to trial balance level and work closely with the WFA's finance trustee in producing monthly accounts; (while a basic knowledge of Sage Accounting would be useful it is not essential);
  • take orders and payments for WFA-branded merchandise; and
  • undertake general administrative functions.

This is a full time position with the successful candidate working from home. While there can be an element of flexibility the office will need to be staffed from 10 am to 3pm during the working week and the WFA is accordingly receptive to the possibility that the role is split between more than one individual.

A salary commensurate with experience but of the order of £19,000 per annum is being offered.

The successful candidate will provide a service that accords with the ethos, aims and ambitions of the WFA.

 

*Applications to be sent to Steve Oram, WFA Honorary Secretary, preferably by email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by post to Spindleberry, Marlow Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5NL.

 

 

The Commemoration of the arrival of the Unknown Warrior, 10 November 2014 at Victoria Station, 8.00pm

The Commemoration of the arrival of the Unknown Warrior, 10 November 2014 at Victoria Station, 8.00pm

The London Branch of the WFA will be holding its annual ceremony of commemoration at Victoria Station to remember the arrival of the Unknown Warrior this year on Monday, 10 November 2014.

The body of the Unknown Warrior was brought to Platform 8 at Victoria Station on 10 November 1920 at 8.32pm prior to being interred at Westminster Abbey the next day, 11 November.

We meet by Platform 8 and ask people to arrive by 8.00pm for the short ceremony which starts around 8.25pm as it does get crowded. All are welcome, both WFA members and non-members alike, and we adjourn to a local hostelry for refreshments afterwards.

For more information please download the Order of Service below, or contact Mike Jackson by telephone 01895 475540 or 07711 509 501, or email the London Branch on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

You can download the leaflet for the event below, and printed copies will be available at the station.

 

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:05 )

Vacancy for WFA Branch Co-ordinator

Vacancy for WFA Branch Co-ordinator

Following the tragic loss of David Easton as WFA Branch Co-ordinator and Trustee, there is now a vacancy for that position.

The Executive Committee is able under the WFA Constitution to elect a replacement Trustee and the position would last until the conclusion of the 2015 AGM on 18 April. Whoever is elected by the Executive Committee could of course stand for re-election.

Would interested applicants please send details of their suitability, together with a proposer and seconder (both of whom must be WFA members) to Steve Oram, WFA Honorary Secretary, preferably by email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by post to Spindleberry, Marlow Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5NL.

The EC would like to fill this vacancy as soon as possible and so the deadline is for applications to be received by close of play on Friday, 14th November2014.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:05 )

David Easton, WFA Branch Co-ordinator. - an appreciation

David Easton, WFA Branch Co-ordinator. - an appreciation

It was with the deepest sadness that I learned of the recent death of our Branch Co-ordinator, David Easton.

The WFA and, in particular, our branches have lost a true, dedicated supporter indeed. Under David's stewardship as Branch Co-ordinator, the number of branches starting up has been excellent.

It's only a matter of weeks ago that David and I spent time together on the Butte de Warlencourt. He was so pleased to be there, because the Butte was a special place to him as a Northumberland man. This was to be the last time I saw David, although we were in constant touch by telephone.

After feeling unwell for a few weeks, David was admitted to hospital to have an operation for bowel cancer. Sadly, he was never to waken up from the operation.

We all will miss David's dry humour, cutting comments and his ability to sum up situations quickly and concisely. He was always there to give advice regardless of how small the problem was. He was a brilliant friend and colleague, and the WFA is worse off by his sudden departure.

Our deepest sympathies go to David's partner, Anne, and their families.

Bob Paterson

Chairman

John and Heather Richardson to stand down from WFA duties

John and Heather Richardson to stand down from WFA duties

It's the end of an era as Membership Trustee John Richardson and his wife Heather have decided to stand down after very many years. John will be leaving at the end of November and Heather at the end of the following month.

They will be greatly missed having been in place for so long. The office had been for a long time one of our major assets. It was run with exact precision and both John and Heather have been for a long time the friendly face at the end of the WFA phone.

On behalf of everybody associated with the WFA, I would like to sincerely thank John and Heather for their sterling efforts over the years. They have been dedicated supporters of the WFA and this has been reflected in all their actions. They will be indeed a hard act to follow. Details of future arrangements will be issued in due course

Bob Paterson

Chairman

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 October 2014 21:55 )


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