Through a brand new programme of work, Samaritans will be offering armed forces staff and their families tailor-made confidential support services round the clock, wherever they are in the world. We are looking for a Project Manager with recent exemplary service in the Armed Forces to work in collaboration with charities, agencies and academics to develop and implement a programme that helps military personnel, veterans and their loved ones identify when someone may need emotional support, and access Samaritans’ services more easily, whether they are in the UK or stationed overseas.
There will be 3 elements to the programme:
- Building on Samaritans’ existing digital technology to offer service men and women at home and abroad access to confidential support by text, email and instant messaging;
- Online training for military personnel and their families in listening skills, giving them the confidence and expertise to encourage each other to open up when life is tough;
- Face to face training to create listening volunteers within the forces, available night and day for colleagues who need to talk about difficult thoughts or feelings.