SSAFA – Personal & Family Support Worker


£23,000 per annum pro rata 

22.5 hours per week 

RAF Wittering, Peterborough

We are seeking a part-time Personal & Family Support Worker to join the Personal Support & Social Work Service at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

This is a unique opportunity for an empathetic person to join our team and contribute to the further development of the service. You will have the opportunity to develop and add to your existing skills and knowledge base in the Health & Social Care field whilst providing welfare support to all serving RAF personnel, their immediate family and dependents. You’ll work closely with Station Commanding Officers across a vast geographical area, as well as with relevant Local Authorities, Health and other civilian agencies. This is an exciting and sometimes unpredictable role where no two days are the same!

Find out more about the Personal Support & Social Work Service.

About the team

Our Personal Support & Social Work Service provides a professional, confidential and comprehensive range of social work and welfare support services to the RAF Community within the UK. 

You will be joining a friendly and supportive team. The post is based at RAF Wittering, approximately 17 miles north of Peterborough. It is the main operating base for the RAF A4 Force and is a major station for flying training.

Read a testimonial from a team member on our careers page

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have:

  • An NVQ level 3 in Social Care or equivalent.
  • A working knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • The ability to manage a caseload using your experience of carrying out assessments, preparing plans and monitoring and reviewing outcomes.
  • Excellent IT skills including experience of using a management information system.

You must be prepared to travel in the course of your work and a full driving licence is essential.

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

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Adrienne Drury on 01780 417793 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date: Midnight on 18 August 2019

Interviews: Friday 6 September 2019.  If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test prior to interview and deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer uses the Disclosure & Barring Service. SSAFA is committed to safeguarding and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at




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