Help for Heroes – Sport, Activity & Fellowship Practitioner


At Help for Heroes, we believe those who serve our country deserve support when they are wounded. Every day, men and women must leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. We help them, and those still serving, to recover and get on with their lives.

And who are we you are wondering? We are experts and beginners. Generalists and specialists. Ordinary people with an extraordinary passion towards making a positive change to the lives of our veterans (and having fun while doing it).

As One Team we share a philosophy – I.C.A.R.E. It’s the way we walk and talk, the way we interact with others and how we approach everything we do. We are:

Innovative – Collaborative – Authentic – Resourceful – Energetic.

We have an incredible opportunity for two part time Sport, Activity & Fellowship Practitioners to join our team in South West England on a permanent basis. Each role is working on a part-time basis, equal to 18.75 hours per week, we can be flexible regarding the working pattern. Each role will be required to cover a different region of the South West and ideally applicants will live within one of their regions to aid delivery and support to the wider team. The West region covers


1 X Somerset & Avon (applicants ideally located in Somerset)

1 X Devon & Somerset (applicants ideally located in Devon)

About You

Do you enjoy working within the community and have experience of developing opportunities for fellowship with veteran communities and their families.  Do you also have experience of developing activity-based partnerships with veteran and community organisations?  If you are keen to join a fast-paced environment within the third sector and have first-hand experience of success for developing relationships within the Ex-serviceman community, this is the role for you.

About the Role

Facilitating the delivery of multi-sport, activity (non-sporting) and fellowship engagement programmes for the charity’s beneficiaries. These programmes will offer beneficiaries quality interventions to improve health, fitness, combat social isolation, encourage peer support schemes, social networks, and opportunities to engage with the wider community. This role has particular emphasis on community-based support, signposting and social engagement activities to ensure that beneficiaries can live well within their community.

Using an asset-based approach, the SAF Practitioner will nurture and harness beneficiary confidence, competence, skills, and knowledge by continuously promoting interest, participation and peer facilitation offers to aid individual recovery and on-going wellness. Using social activities, they will contribute to early identification of presenting need and prevention where needed. Where desired, will use physical activity and performance in sport as a tool for individual recovery and wellness.

Regional ‘offers’ will reflect community assets and resources available to maximise the recovery chances of individuals.

About the Team

Our Sport, Activity and Fellowship team consists of a specialist team accountable for delivery of sport activity and fellowship across the South West counties. Delivering professional and dedicated recovery activity, working together to deliver a multifaceted, national blended approach with a track record of success and qualitive evidence of the benefits from professionally delivered programs.

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