DMWS – Welfare Support Worker


Location: University Hospital Wishaw – Lanarkshire
Contract: 1-Year Fixed-Term – 35 hours weekly
Salary: £22,279.00
Closing date: 12/09/2023

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? Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is now recruiting a Welfare Support Worker based in NHS Lanarkshire, to support the wider military community (both veteran and serving). Your initial location will be University Hospital Wishaw (a district general hospital in Wishaw), North Lanarkshire, situated between the areas of Craigneuk to the north and Netherton to the south. The hospital managed by NHS Lanarkshire is 11 miles from Glasgow, which lies to the north-west of Wishaw.

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. 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) . You will be required to be mobile and 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.

Please contact Kenny on 07377 722637 for an informal chat should you have any questions or read our full Welfare Support Worker Job Description.

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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