DMWS – Welfare Officer (Scotland)

Location: Borders General Hospital (BGH) – Scotland
Contract: 1-Year Fixed-Term – 35 hours weekly
Salary: £25,556.00
Closing date: 12/09/2023

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is seeking a confident, self-starter Welfare Officer to join the team in Scotland at BGH, NHS Borders, to support the wider military community (both veteran and serving).

We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a team both internally and externally, is compassionate and passionate about supporting the Armed Forces Community and like to make real difference within the military community. You initial based will be Borders General Hospital on the outskirts of Melrose, part of NHS Borders.

Working as part of a team you will be supporting the military and their family’s community both in hospital or in the community (inpatient and outpatient) . All DMWS Welfare Officers need to be mobile and willing to work flexibly to meet job demands.

Please contact John on 07814 465923 for an informal chat should you have any questions or read our full Welfare Officer Job Description on our website.

Benefits include:
• 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 12 September 2023.

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.

Apply here.

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