The Royal Marines Charity – Transition Support Officer (Scotland)


A new position has been created working with Royal Marines in transition from service, and veterans who need of support following leaving the Royal Marines.  The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of the military and particularly the recovery process for the Naval Service.  Ideally, they will have previously been employed in a health or social care background or will have proven experience of working within Armed Forces medical, welfare or support areas.

The position will preferably be located in Scotland although the right candidate would be considered if  residing in the North of England, and are willing and able to travel, visit and work from Scotland for extended periods.

Salary – Circa £29,000 dependent on experience – 12 Month fixed term contract

Hours of Work – 37 Hours (Flexible working considered)

Job Description

  • Responsible for developing working practices with Royal Marine and Naval Service Recovery Troops
  • Responsible for developing working practices in line with Naval Service Recovery Pathway
  • Responsible for developing practices in Scotland in support of vulnerable RM service leavers
  • Responsible for signposting to appropriate charities and public bodies
  • Accountable to Casework Manager for accurate assessment and case recording
  • Responsible for maintaining links with vulnerable service leavers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and in some cases Northern Counties of England as required
  • Responsible to Casework Manager to provide relevant monthly data and statistics
  • Authorised to attend case conferences as required


Key knowledge, Skills and qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of the Naval Service WIS recovery pathway
  • Knowledge and skills commensurate with role to include:
    • Empathetic nature
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Enhanced IT skills
    • Agile approach to working with an ability to travel some evenings and weekends and occasional overseas travel
  • Royal Marines ‘Corps Family’ knowledge (desirable not essential)
  • Ideally, although not crucially, living in Scotland
  • A qualification or evidence of previous experience of working with Serving Personnel or Veterans in a support capacity
  • Hold a valid UK Driving licence
  • Be IT literate and with knowledge of SharePoint, Teams and MS Office 365
  • Ability to network with other service charities, Local Authorities and an understanding of veterans needs in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Personal Qualities and Values

  • Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty
  • Passionate about supporting veterans and their families
  • Conscientious, flexible and agile nature and able to contribute to a small team
  • Ability to work independently at times
  • Sound initiative
  • Ability to accurately record interventions, formulate sound work plans and manage complex caseloads
  • Flexibility to work away for periods of time

The successful candidate would be expected to undertake their induction and initial training in Plymouth, Commando Training Centre-Exmouth and Portsmouth.  Location of position will be finalised following recruitment.

Closing date: 03/01/2020

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