***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***
Location: University of Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (QE) and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) Birmingham
Contract: Permanent, Full time, 35 hours per week
Closing date: 14/02/2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen; 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, able to work as part of a team and independently, who is compassionate and enthusiastic about supporting the armed forces’ community. If you have family and carers welfare experience, this role may be for you.
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 to support the Armed Forces Community covering hospitals under University of Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (QE) and Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) Birmingham.
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. With the wealth of help and support available to the armed forces community, the Armed Forces Welfare Officer will help and support access to these resources, on site at the hospital.
DMWS tackle the non-clinical issues that contribute to delays to going home from hospital including poor physical and mental health, stress and anxiety. With this support, readmission to hospital can be prevented. We operate a holistic model of provision which focuses on three key areas of support: physical, psychosocial and mental health / wellbeing.
This post is full time with an on-call requirement. You will operate as part of a small team across dealing with serving military personnel, veterans and their families in Birmingham. For more information on the position, please read our Welfare Officer Job Description RCDM 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 14 February 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 full UK Driving Licence. Applications will be actively reviewed on receipt.
DMWS reserve the right to close the application process early.