Combat Stress

Combat Stress – Recovery Support Worker

Status:         Permanent

Salary:         Band 3, £19,511 – £21,568 per annum, dependent on experience, plus 5% Outer London Fringe Allowance (Pay Award pending)

Hours:         Full-time, Monday to Friday with occasional weekends; hours as per contract.

Please note that there is a requirement the post holder works rotational shifts (Including nights and occasional weekends) when the residential programme is running. When the residential programme is not running the post holder will mainly work between 09:00 and 16:30 with some flexibility for occasional evening work depending on the needs of the service.


About Us:

Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So, when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.

About the role:

As a Residential Support Worker a role working with our Armed Forces veterans would be a hard one to beat. Our veterans have served in every campaign since the First World War, and for over a hundred years our team have been there to support them with their mental health needs. You will work with a service user group who have a real motivation to make positive changes to their lives and your experience, compassion and focus on recovery will help them to get there.

Experience of working with military and veteran populations would be welcome but it is by no means essential. Your interest, enthusiasm and commitment are more important.

You will work within a highly skilled multidisciplinary team and we will work with you to develop your skills and abilities, we know that an investment in you, is an investment in our veterans.

You will provide flexible and individualised support to meet the mental health requirements of veterans with mental health needs. Our recovery support workers are essential to the success of Combat Stress.

Some key elements of the role will include:

  • Work with the multi-disciplinary team to support veterans on a day-to-day basis with their health and wellbeing and maintain a recovery focus.
  • Supporting nursing staff with admissions and discharges into the residential programme.
  • Maintaining a safe, clean, caring and therapeutic environment to facilitate the well-being of the veterans.

If you are interested in joining us to contribute to developing our mental health services for veterans, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

This role is subject to a DBS check.

What we offer:

You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.


•          25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

•          Competitive stakeholder pension scheme – contributions matched up to 10% of salary

•          Discount shopping vouchers

•          Cycle to work scheme

•          Access to the Employee Assistance Programme

Plus many more.

How to apply:

To apply, send an up to date CV and covering letter to

For further information about the role please contact Nicky Holdaway, Deputy Head of Operations England South on

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