DMWS – Welfare Support Worker (Lothian)


Location: Lothian – Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
Contract: Part-time, 24 hours per week
Salary: £14,689.37 (full-time equivalent to £21,422.00)
Closing date: 01/02/2023

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of the military community? Are you a confident, self-starter with welfare experience? 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.

We are recruiting a part time WSW post based in Lothian at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh as part of an integrated NHS military community welfare team as an Armed Forces Orthopaedic Co-ordinator to deliver practical support to improve the orthopaedic pathway and ensure support and timely bookings take place through to rehabilitation and peer support including external organisations with a particular focus on issues which delay recovery and cause stress and anxiety.

The WSW will be active on the wards as well as in public areas and training NHS staff to raise awareness of Veterans needs and the support available for Veterans as part of a rolling programme. The WSW will work across the NHS Lothian region and in particular, will coordinate with discharge hub coordinators who have strong links to the health and social care partnerships but no dedicated knowledge of the armed forces community or the many third sector organisations available to offer additional support to veterans and their families.

Working as part of a team you will be supporting the military and their families both when in hospital (inpatient and outpatient) or in the community. All 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.

More information on the position can be found here: 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.

Applications close on Wednesday 1 February 20232 – To apply please submit a CV and covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for the role.

Applicants must hold Full UK Driving Licence. Applications will be actively reviewed on receipt. DMWS reserve the right to close the application process early.

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