SSAFA – Advanced Practitioner (South Region)



£30,000 per annum

 37.5 hours per week (8.30am – 5.00pm)

 RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

 An excellent opportunity has arisen for a full-time Advanced Practitioner in the Personal Support and Social Work Service South Region at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity.

About the role

This is a great opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Qualified Social Worker to join our team and contribute to further development of the service.

Our Personal Support & Social Work Service (PS&SWS) RAF aims to provide a professional confidential and comprehensive range of Social Work and Welfare support services to the RAF Community within the UK.

You will have the opportunity to build on and develop your existing skills as an Advanced Practitioner in the Personal Support & Social work service. You will work closely with Station Commanding Officers and their Community Support staff, as well as Local Authorities, Health and other civilian agencies in relation to providing direct welfare support to all RAF personnel and their dependents. These may include, but not limited to, one to one support; advocacy; initial assessments and support plans; signposting and referrals to outside agencies. The role of Advanced Practitioner at RAF High Wycombe is an office-based isolated case worker post with the additional responsibility of providing advice and support to the wider Region.


To carry out this role successfully you will have a Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) and be registered with the HCPC or equivalent. You will also have demonstrable post-qualification experience of working within a statutory Adult and/or Children and Families setting and be skilled in completing thorough assessments to achieve successful outcomes. The ability to illustrate evidence of post qualification training/development is also essential, as well as good communication, organisational and IT skills. You must be prepared to travel within your course of work. A full driving licence is essential. The hours of work are from 8.30am to 5.00pm.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Social Work Regional Manager, Joanne Harper on 07901 839405 or Amy Suttling Social work team lead on 07500916693 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 6 September 2020

Interviews: Date to be advised. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.




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