SSAFA – Senior Social Work Practitioner


Salary £33,500

37.5 Hours


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Senior social Worker to join the Personal Support & Social work Service (PS&SWS) at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA is the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity. We have been providing lifelong support and specialist services to current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families for more than 125 years.

Our community in Gibraltar responds to the diverse and unique needs of the British Forces. SSAFA is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and Adults at Risk.

To succeed you will be a registered Social Worker with relevant experience.  You should also have the ability to work effectively without direct supervision and possess excellent interpersonal, communication and I.T. skills. Ability to undertake S47 enquiries and using ABE.

If you are able to work on your own initiative and simultaneously manage varied tasks we would like to hear from you.

About the role

You will be delivering a contractual professional service that provides emotional and practical support to the serving personnel and their families. You will be a dedicated social worker carrying out both statutory and non-statutory duties. Working both independently and alongside the MOD welfare and community support networks and working closely with the Naval social worker

You will be expected to participate in the on call rota. A full, clean, current driving licence with the ability to drive manual cars is essential.

About you

As a professionally qualified and registered practitioner with HCPC, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and an in-depth knowledge of safeguarding issues.  You will have experience of working with children and family’s services and ideally have adult social work experience.  You will be expected to show competence in working in a culturally diverse environment’ skills in undertaking out child protection enquiries. For full details please see job description and person specification. 

No agencies please.

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Janice Danson on 00357 25963675/2064 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 1 November 2019

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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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