SSAFA – Gurkha Services Manager


£38,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Fixed term until end of August 2020
London, EC3R

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full-time Gurkha Services Manager in the Welfare Department at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity.

About the role
We are seeking a highly motivated person to initiate and coordinate SSAFA’s volunteer action to improve the welfare support of ex-Forces Gurkhas, their families and communities through SSAFA Branches.  There are approximately 12,500 ex-Forces Gurkha families in the areas covered by around 20 SSAFA Branches; your role involves visiting these Branch locations throughout the UK. You will improve welfare services by identifying and sharing best practice, and working in collaboration with other organisations for the support and integration of Gurkhas in their UK communities.


To carry out this role successfully you will have:

  • Knowledge of Gurkha language, community and culture
  • Experience of managing community development initiatives
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Strong networking skills


SSAFA is one of the UK’s leading military charities, and has been here to provide lifelong support to our Forces and their families for 132 years. We provide practical, financial and emotional support and a range of specialist services for servicemen and women, ex-Forces, and their families. Every year we support around 67,000 people across the UK and in 12 countries around the world through our network of around 7,000 volunteers and professional staff.

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

How to apply

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website


For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Roger Hardman on 020 7463 9255 for an informal discussion.

Closing date: Midnight on 6 August 2017

Interviews: Interviews to be held on 11th August 2017. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test 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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