Services Welfare Officer x10

Royal Voluntary Service can offer you career opportunities where your skills, strengths and enthusiasm will be rewarded and appreciated in many different ways.

We are the largest voluntary service delivering practical help in communities across Britain. Our aim is to provide support that enables older people to live independent and fulfilled lives – we want everybody to matter, regardless how old they are.

We are currently expanding and developing our services to enable many more older people to access the services we provide.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Service Manager who enjoys their job and can make a real difference to our team.

The job

Services Welfare Officers provide welfare support to newly recruited soldiers at army bases and unaccompanied service personnel within the UK and 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 DBS 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 anna.ashley@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk quoting reference number

36 hours per week over 6 days, covering days, evenings and weekends (flexible to meet service needs)


Interviews will take place in London week commencing 10 July 2017.
Due to the high volume of applications we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Additional information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to pre-employment checks. This may include a criminal records check.