Hospitality Logistics Assistant



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Hospitality Logistics Assistant


Fairford, Gloucestershire

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RIAT Manager:                 

Events Executive


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 Corporate Hospitality Chalet Line is supported by a team of approximately 29, and is made up of permanent staff and volunteers, several of which are Logistics Assistants.  You will help set up the chalets in the lead up to the show and support and maintain them during the show weekend, ensuring client’s requirements are met. 

We are looking for enthusiastic, confident people with a professional approach and good attention to detail. You don’t mind physical ‘hands on’ work and will also enjoy engaging with a variety of people including our fee-paying corporate clients and our back of house contractors.  

Main Responsibilities will include:

  • Receiving, unloading, and checking furniture orders making sure furniture is fit for purpose. 
  • Arranging furniture in each chalet in conjunction with the client floor plan 
  • Building rapport and a relationship with each allocated client to ensure they have everything they need for a successful show. 
  • Troubleshooting to help solve any unforeseen issues with client’s chalets. 
  • Assisting in the full Sunday ‘set down’ ensuring chalets are left free of rubbish and furniture is stacked in its correct chalet ready for collection. 

What commitment is required?

Volunteers are expected to work 7.5 days from Monday 15th to end midday Monday 22nd July '24.

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.