***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
Closing date: 08/02/2024
Do you want to make a real difference to lives of people in the military community and their families? Are you a confident, self-starter with family and carers welfare experience? We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively both on their own and as part of a team – internally and externally, is compassionate and passionate about supporting the Armed Forces Community.
DMWS is an international charity that has been providing medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community for over 80 years. We are now recruiting a Welfare Officer based in Catterick, Yorkshire.
The responsibilities of the Welfare Officer will include the delivery of welfare support, the development of strong professional networks, and the effective management of referrals relating to the military community, ensuring serving personnel and their families receive effective welfare support at all times.
The role will require an individual who is not only capable of maintaining and developing strong multi-disciplinary relationships but is able to provide an effective service delivery under their own supervision. You will be required to correctly assess the welfare needs of service users with unfaltering professionalism and sensitivity, providing a rapid, solution-driven personal response to support in times of need, or in crisis situations. Support needs are wide and varied, and often high in complexity, the ability to identify and address these complex needs is essential.
DMWS Welfare Officers need to be prepared to be mobile and deployable. Additionally, you should be willing to work flexibly to meet job demands. In return, you will be working within a dynamic organisation, making a real difference, and receiving great benefits, including 30 days leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays, enhanced sick pay, up to 6% matched pension contributions, death in service benefits, access to Smarthealth with a 24/7 virtual GP Service and great training opportunities.
For more information on the position please read our Catterick Based Welfare Officer – Job Description
• 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.
• Access to Smarthealth with a 24/7 virtual GP Service.
Applications close on 8 February 2024.
To apply please submit a CV and covering letter in a PDF format 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 full UK Driving Licence.
Applications will be actively reviewed on receipt. DMWS reserve the right to close the application process early and feedback will only be provided to candidates who attend interviews.