• £20000 - £25000 /year
  • Not specified / hour
Job type: Permanent, Full time
  • Full-Time Support Worker
Date: Monday 3rd February 2020
Closing date: Tuesday 3rd March 2020
Our reference: BOX28474
Jobs available: 1

Job description

Services Welfare Officer – Successful Charity

£21,642 per annum & One Person Accommodation Provided plus benefits, including 36 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and 10% employer contribution pension scheme
Based at one of the military bases within the UK

Royal Voluntary Service is an innovative charity providing vital support to the Armed Forces. We are now looking for a number of Services Welfare Officers to join our WRVS Services Welfare team.

Services Welfare Officers provide welfare support to both newly recruited service personnel and unaccompanied service personnel at military bases within the UK and overseas.

We are looking for applicants with broad based experience in working with young adults or more experienced service personnel who have worked in a welfare setting. This might include youth and community work, social work, education or healthcare.

You will provide an independent confidential and sensitive welfare service, supporting service personnel on a one to one basis, helping them 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 a WRVS facility.

Living in on-site accommodation, you will be based at one of our UK locations with the opportunity to be considered to work overseas at a later stage. 

If you are interested in the position, you will need:  

- Experience of working with young or vulnerable adults
- A track record of working effectively within a team
- To be prepared to live in the one person on-site accommodation provided 
- A full driving licence
- A valid passport

You will also need to:

- Demonstrate flexibility, be self-motivated and approachable
- Demonstrate proven excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Possess time-management, planning and prioritisation abilities  

It would be beneficial for the successful candidate to have a relevant qualification in youth work, social work, teaching or similar.

This is a full-time role, working 36 hours per week. The successful candidate must be flexible as there will be some evening and weekend working.   

Embracing the military culture is critical whilst upholding WRVS corporate identity, values and sense of independence.

These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and further security checks via the Defence Vetting Agency.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday, 14th February at 17:00.
Interviews will take place week commencing 24th February 2020.

Due to the high volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

RVS is an organisation which is inclusive and values difference.

Registered charity number 1015988 

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