DMWS – Welfare Officer (Police) – Avon and Somerset


Contract: Fixed Term till 31st March 2019
Salary: £23,500, Pro Rata.
Benefits package: 30 days leave per annum and up to 6% matched pension contribution after six months.
Location: Predominantly covering Avon & Somerset area but being part of the wider Team.

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 nearly 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 but may occasionally be called upon to support other DMWS service-users. Working as part of a small team, you will be supporting members of the police community when they are on a medical care pathway. 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.

For a recruitment pack please telephone 01264 774000 or download the pack from

The Application Form to be completed and returned to

DMWS is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

Closing Date: 12pm Thursday 26th July 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 1st August 2018 at HQ DMWS, Nr Andover, SP11 9AQ.

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