SSAFA – Personal and Family Support Worker (South Region)



£23,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
RAF Odiham, Hook, Hampshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Personal and Family Support Worker 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 unique opportunity for an organised and empathetic person to join our team and contribute to further development of the service. 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 across a vast geographical area, 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. This is an exciting and sometimes unpredictable role where no two days are the same!

Whilst carrying out the role of Personnel and Family Support Worker, SSAFA will look to set you exciting objectives and goals which will contribute to your personal development.

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.


To carry out this role successfully you will have:

  • An NVQ level 3 in Social Care or equivalent.
  • The ability to manage a caseload through your experience of carrying out assessments, preparing plans and monitoring and reviewing outcomes.
  • Excellent IT skills including experience of using a management information system.
  • Solid experience of working with local authority children and families/ adult’s services.
  • A working knowledge of relevant legislation.

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 Gerry Stevens at for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

Interviews: TBC. 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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