SSAFA – Tackling Loneliness Project Officer 


£28 000 per annum pro rata, fixed term until May 2021 

22.5 hours per week 

Home based 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a fixed term contract until May 2023 as the Tackling Loneliness Project Officer in the Volunteer Network Operations Department at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military 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 82,000 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

Based at home, with occasional travel to SSAFA Central Office in London, you will co-ordinate the Tackling Loneliness and Isolation workstream within SSAFA’s wider Serving Community Development Project. You will collaborate with SSAFA employees and volunteers to develop this exciting new service and in direct support of our Community Volunteers to deliver activities that improve social connections amongst the serving community and their families.

About the team

You will be part of the small Serving Community Development Project Team, which is part of the Volunteer Network Operations Department.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have an in depth understanding of the way of life for today’s Armed Forces and their families, and a commitment to the provision of quality services to support beneficiaries.

You should be experienced in contributing to the delivery of projects within a set timescale and participating in organisational change. Previous experience of supporting and engaging volunteers is required. You will be required to build and sustain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

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 Julie Lowe, Head of Volunteer Network Operations on 07384 525196 or Charlotte Eadie, Serving Community Development Manager at for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 01 August 21

Interviews: 09 August 21

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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