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SSAFA – Personal and Family support worker (East Region)


Up to £23,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
RAF Honington, Bury St Edmunds
Fixed term maternity cover for up to one year. 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Personal and Family Support Worker in the Personal Support and Social Work Service East Region at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity.

About the role

This is a great opportunity for a self motivated person to join our team and contribute to further development of the service.

Our Personal Support & Social Work Service 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 and knowledge base in the Health & Social Care field whilst working closely with Station Commanding Officers and their Community Support staff, as well as Local Authorities, Health and other civilian agencies in relation to providing welfare support to all RAF personnel, their immediate family and dependents.


To carry out this role successfully you will have NVQ level 3 in Social Care or equivalent.

You will be able to manage a caseload commensurate with your professional skills and abilities, as well as to understand the need to manage your own workload and resources effectively and to practice accordingly.

You should have excellent IT skills; be able to complete assessments, plan and deliver appropriate interventions and strategies to meet any identified need.

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.


For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Sara Warren at for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 18 February 2018

Interviews: 27/ 28 February 2018. 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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