***THIS JOB VACANCY HAS NOW CLOSED***Ewell, Surrey
2 year fixed term contract, full time
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Samaritans is a unique charity that provides support to people who are struggling to cope. 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
Along with recent service in the Armed Forces and a sound understanding of the military mind-set the ideal candidate will have strong project management skills to manage a range of activities simultaneously, on time and within budget.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most trusted charities at an exciting time of development for the organisation. If you are looking to make a real difference in a rewarding environment, this would be the ideal opportunity.
Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey which is just over 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon. As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, free parking, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.
Please visit our website www.samaritans.org/jobs where you will find the application form.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than
09:00am on Monday 6th February 2017. First interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 13th February.