SSAFA – Social Work Regional Manager (North)


£39,000 per annum

37.5 Hours per week

Flexible location 

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

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Social Work Manager to join our team and contribute to the further development of the service.

Our RAF Personal Support and Social Work Service (PS & SWS) provides 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 leadership, management and strategic skills through the management and professional supervision of two geographically dispersed teams within the eastern region of the country. You will professionally supervise two Social Work Team Leads and be responsible and accountable for service delivery within the region in line with best practice, policy and procedures and protocols.

You will act as a consultant to the RAF staff within the geographical area, provide guidance and advice to the wider SSAFA community and external agencies.

You will contribute to and actively engage in audits and assurance inspections to assist in evaluating service provision and practice as well as helping to establish a strategic plan for the development of the service.

Please note the location for this role is flexible within the north of the UK but you must be prepared to carry out extensive travel across the north region and a full driving license is essential.


To carry out this role successfully you will have:

  • A Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) and be registered with the HCPC.
  • Demonstrable post-qualification experience of working within a statutory adult and/or children and families setting
  • Experience of managing professionally qualified staff and resources.
  • Experience of managing quality processes and of producing, implementing and reviewing strategic development plans.
  • The ability to be able to work autonomously and as part of a wider management team.

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 Cathie Johnson, Head of Service on 07887 052208 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 2 July 2019

Interviews: TBC. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test and presentation 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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