Family Enclosure Assistant



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Family Enclosure Assistant


Fairford Gloucestershire

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RIAT Manager:                 

Enclosures Group Manager, Ali Bray


About Us:

We are the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises. We will Promote the RAF by placing it at the heart of a programme of world-class events and activities, with the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) as our unique centrepiece. We will Inspire young people, inside the RAF and wider UK society, to fulfil their potential in air, space and technology by delivering, with and through partners, access to and involvement in forward-looking air and space activities, including highly stimulating personal development opportunities. 

About the role:

The Family Enclosure Assistant is to provide support and assistance to the Manager during the setup phase and over the show weekend. The Family Enclosure Assistant will be responsible for dealing with customer feedback/complaints and feed this back to the Family Enclosure Manager or Supervisor.    

There are various roles included, see below for more information.  

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the craft area 
  • Welcoming guests to the enclosure  
  • Checking tickets and that the correct wristbands are worn  
  • Ensure that guests are aware of the location for the following areas: Toilets & Catering 
  • Assisting guests with queries  
  • Making sure that the area is kept tidy  

What commitment is required?

  • 4 Days – Friday to Monday 

What you get in return for volunteering:

  • An opportunity to learn new skills and be part of a fantastic team of over 1,250 volunteers 
  • Support the work of the RAF Charitable Trust
  • Two complimentary tickets (General Admission Friday or Sunday) to give to family or friends 
  • Discount on official merchandise
  • Camping or temporary accommodation, if required  
  • Freshly prepared meals in our onsite Airfield Diner  
  • Access to our Volunteer Village, to include evening entertainment  


In line with our sustainability commitment, we strongly encourage volunteers to car share wherever possible and/or to utilise public transport.

The following is in place to support our volunteers with any out-of-pocket expenses.   

  • Motor Mileage: Claim 45p per mile (maximum 315 miles) return mileage to RIAT and to encourage car sharing, an additional 5p per additional passenger may be claimed by the vehicle driver   
  • Train Fare: Travel should be standard class; reimbursement will be made up to the maximum claim amount (£100.00) on the production of receipts, tickets, or confirmation email

Next Steps:

Interested applicants should complete an application form which can be found here and on our website.