Blesma – Director Independence and Wellbeing


About the role

Blesma – The Limbless Veterans is the national charity and membership association for limbless serving and ex-service men and women and their dependants. It exists to help its people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

With a turnover of over £6M in 2019, Blesma continues to provide tailored advice and support to its members through a network of Support and Outreach officers.

The Director Independence and Wellbeing leads a high-performing team that delivers timely, effective and efficient welfare support, including financial assistance and outreach programmes. The Independence and Wellbeing Team supports Members in meeting the challenges of the disabling consequences of injury, by reducing loneliness and isolation and assisting them to live full and independent lives.

This support takes the form of a welfare visiting service where 9 Blesma Support Officers, backed by a small team in Blesma’s office in Chelmsford, work with individual Members to provide a bespoke package of assistance, including claiming benefits and allowances, accessing mobility and disability aids and home adaptations, support in dealing with the NHS Limb Service and financial assistance in the form of grants.

The team of 10 Outreach Officers and National Coordinator support Members through delivery of local and online activities to improve wellbeing and reduce isolation and loneliness.

We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. Blesma encourages a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths.

Job Description

Salary: £70,000
Benefits: 5% employer contribution pension, death in service insurance equivalent to 1.5 times annual salary
Contract: Full time, permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Location: Hybrid – Minimum of 3 days at the office
Annual leave: 25 days plus statutory holidays
Responsible to Chief Executive
Responsible for: Blesma Support Officers (10) & Head of Welfare Support
Budget responsibility Independence and Wellbeing
Key internal contacts Trustees, members, volunteers, colleagues
Key external contacts Veteran organisations, DoH, NHS, MoD, DWP, Cobseo, external safeguarding lead.

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How to apply

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact our recruitment partner, Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP on 07961 988 523 or email

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement.

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Closing date: Sunday 14 January

First Interviews: Week beginning 22 January

Second interviews: Week beginning 29 January

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