SSAFA – Personal & Family Support Worker


£23,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Fixed term contract until 30th June 2020


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Personal & Family Support Worker to join the Personal Support & Social Work Service team 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

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and committed individual to provide wide ranging responsive support to military personnel and their families in British forces Cyprus. The personal and family support workers provide assistance to serving and entitled personnel and their families during their time in Cyprus. Working both independently and alongside the MOD welfare and community support networks they offer advice, support and guidance. The workers are trained to specifically provide an in-depth confidential and impartial welfare service.

A relocation package is available for this role.

About the team

There are three full time Personal and Family Support worker posts on island. Travel across island is required to offer support to colleagues as needed. The team also work alongside the Social Work team, Victim and witness support team, Solutions relationship support, community volunteers, childminder coordinator, fostering service.

About you

You will ideally have strong practical experience of working within an adult and/or children and families setting, excellent interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills. Ideally you will have experience and expertise in providing community support in a military environment. You must have a current full driving licence and ability to drive manual cars. There will be a requirement to drive to different bases on the island.

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 Janice Danson, Service Manager on 00357 25962064 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 30 April 2019
Interviews: Date to be confirmed.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using 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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