Services Welfare Officers

| £22,520 per annum

Employer: Royal Voluntary Service
Sector/Specialism: Charity

Services Welfare Officers
Based at one of the military bases within the UK (relocating to a new site every two years)

WRVS provide vital support to the Armed Forces. We are now looking for a number of Services Welfare Officers to join our WRVS Services Welfare team at various Military bases nationwide.

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

You will:

- Manage a WRVS facility on a Military site
- Provide an independent, confidential and sensitive welfare service
- Support service personnel on a one-to-one basis
- Help them find solutions to personal and practical issues
- Use your judgement to signpost them to other support agencies where appropriate.

You will be provided accommodation in one person military accommodation on site and you will be based in the UK with the opportunity to be considered to work abroad at a later stage.

About You

We are looking for applicants with broad experience in working with young adults and more experienced service personnel in a welfare setting.

You may have previously worked in youth and community work, social work, counselling, education or healthcare settings.

To be considered as a Services Welfare Officer, you will need:

- Experience of working with young or vulnerable adults
- Previous experience of effective networking with other agencies
- A track record of working effectively within a team
- To be prepared to live in one person accommodation (provided)
- The flexibility to live overseas for prolonged periods of time, i.e. two years
- Basic IT skills
- A full driving licence
- A valid EU/UK passport

You will also need:

- To demonstrate flexibility to relocate at short notice, be self-motivated and approachable
- To demonstrate proven excellent written and verbal communication skills
- To possess time-management, planning and prioritisation abilities
- The ability to demonstrate confidentiality when dealing with sensitive issues

A relevant qualification in an area such as youth work, social work, teaching or similar, would be beneficial to your application, as would knowledge of the military environment.

Why you should join our team

We’re proud to be in the top 25 not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK, based on ratings from Indeed. As a valued employee at Royal Voluntary Service, you will benefit from the following:

- Salary of £22,520 per annum
- The chance to make a positive, lasting impact that changes lives, communities and society
- An employee benefits package that gives access to an exclusive rewards website, 24-hour doctor line, financial support with dental/optical and other therapies
- A free and confidential employee assistance programme with up to six face-to-face sessions built-in
- Opportunities to discuss flexible working
- Access to award-winning e-learning and development
- Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
- A great pension scheme
- Enhanced Family Leave schemes
- Company sick pay
- 36 days’ holiday per annum as you will be working six days per week

Join WRVS (Royal Voluntary Service) and together we can change lives, change communities and change society.

How to apply

If you think you’d succeed as a Services Welfare Officer with us, please select the apply button shown to be brought through to the application process.

The closing date for applications is 5th August 2022.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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.

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

Other organisations may call this role Services Support Officer, Welfare Support Officer, Welfare Support Co-ordinator, Welfare Officer, Welfare Information Officer, Welfare Advisor, or Youth Worker.

Here at Royal Voluntary Service, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be a charity that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective.

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