Defence Medical Welfare Service – Welfare Officer (Police)


Salary: £23,500, Pro Rata.

Benefits package: 30 days leave pro rata plus up to 6% matched pension contribution following successful completion of the six months’ probation period.

Location: Predominantly covering Avon & Somerset area but being part of the wider Team.

Closing Date: Tuesday 9th October 2018.

Contract: 6 month Fixed Term.

Would you like the opportunity to work for an outstanding Charity predominantly supporting Police Welfare in Avon & Somerset?

If the answer to this question is ‘YES’ then you may wish to consider taking up the challenging but rewarding role of Welfare Officer in an independent charitable organisation that cares, supports and rewards.  The Defence Medical Welfare Service has 75 years of experience in supporting those who serve, and that experience is now being extended to a number of selected police forces including the Avon & Somerset Constabulary. You will provide welfare support primarily to police officers, staff and their families when they are on the Medical care pathway but may occasionally be called upon to support other DMWS service-users.  You will provide emotional and practical medical welfare support, within a hospital environment (inpatient and outpatient), during treatment in community-based health facilities, or via home visits.

Key responsibilities will include working in partnership with officers and staff associations, police charities, the NHS and other organizations to enable Constabularies to enhance the health and resilience of the workforce, meet duty-of-care obligations, and promote better outcomes.

All DMWS Welfare Officers are required to complete a Diploma in Welfare Studies and Mental Health First Aid Course as part of their training. The induction package also includes mentoring by an experienced Welfare Officer.  In return, you will be working within a friendly and supportive environment, making a real difference and receiving great benefits.

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Or telephone; 01264 774000.

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Previous Applicants need not apply.


DMWS is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

Registered Charity No 1087210 England & Wales,  Scotland (SC045460).

DMWS is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

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