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Services Welfare Officers
UK and Abroad
Circa £20,000 (plus benefits package)
36 hours per week over 6 days, covering days, evenings and weekends (flexible to meet service needs)
Services Welfare Officers provide welfare support to newly recruited soldiers at army bases within the UK and unaccompanied service personnel abroad.
We are looking for applicants with broad based experience in working with young adults in a welfare setting, which might include youth and community work, social work, education or healthcare.
Living in mess accommodation, you will initially be based in the UK for a minimum of a year before being considered for a transfer abroad. You will provide a confidential and sensitive welfare service, supporting soldiers on a one to one basis, helping them to find solutions to personal and practical issues, or using your judgement to signpost them to other support agencies where appropriate.
In addition, you will manage the Services Welfare centre including an internet suite and recreational amenities.
Developing effective relationships with army colleagues and other welfare agencies will be essential. Similarly, embracing the army culture will be critical whilst also upholding WRVS corporate identity, values and sense of independence.
These posts are subject to an enhanced CRB check and checks via the Defence Vetting Agency.
For further information and an application pack please contact Anna Ashley on 07843 359 845 or email email@example.com quoting reference number J980.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 15 October 2012.
Interviews will be taking place week commencing 5 November 2012.
Due to the high volume of applications we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
WRVS is an organisation which is inclusive and values difference.
Registered charity number 1015988 www.wrvs.org.uk