DMWS – Welfare Officer


Location: Lothian – Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Contract: Full Time
Salary: £26,323.00
Closing date: 17/05/2024

We have an exciting opening in our DMWS Lothian Team working in partnership with NHS Lothian.
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of people who have served in the armed forces and their families? We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, who can work confidently and proactively both independently and as part of a team.

About Us

DMWS is an international charity that has been providing medical welfare support to the armed forces community for over 80 years. We support all members of the Armed Forces Community across the services, including serving personnel, reservists, veterans, and their family members/carers. This includes The Merchant Navy.

We are now recruiting for a fulltime Welfare Officer (WO) to be based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The WO will work closely with clinical teams across the NHS Lothian region, working alongside discharge hub coordinators who have strong links to the health and social care partnerships but no dedicated knowledge of the armed forces community or the many third sector organisations available to offer additional support to veterans and their families.

Healthcare professionals can achieve significant improvements in physical and mental health issues, but often there can be other challenges that someone in the armed forces community faces that can inhibit their recovery. Mental health concerns, drivers behind substance abuse, social isolation, inappropriate housing, homelessness, or financial worries can affect someone’s health. DMWS tackles these non-clinical issues that can negatively impact on recovery and overall wellbeing.

For more information on the job description please click here Welfare Officer – Lothian


• 30 days leave plus bank holidays calculated pro-rata
• Mileage paid between locations (45p per mile)
• Enhanced sick pay
• Up to 6% matched pension contributions
• Death in service benefits
• Great training opportunities
• £25 contribution towards eye tests and a contribution of £50 towards glasses. (As long as they are only needed for DSE use and not otherwise needed on a standard prescription).
• Enhanced maternity / paternity / adoption family friendly benefits

Applications close on Friday 17 May 2024

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for the role. Please remember to click on ‘upload’ otherwise we may not receive your attachments. Applicants must hold a full UK Driving Licence. Applications will be considered as they are submitted. DMWS reserve the right to close the application process early and feedback will only be provided to candidates who attend interviews.

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