SSAFA – Volunteer Support Manager (South West and West Regions)


£33,000 per annum 12-month contract

37.5 hours per week

Home based within South West and West Regions

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a 12-month contract within the role of Volunteer Support Manager West to support branches and service committees at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity.

About the role

Based at home with frequent travel across the regions and to London, you will provide regular support with recruitment, engagement and associated activities to our volunteer officers across the regions. Building relationships with SSAFA branches and service committees alongside representatives of military and other charities will be essential.

In addition, you will be a member of the team developing best practice guidance and tools to be used across the volunteer network of some 5,500 volunteers, making SSAFA a truly volunteer led organisation.


To carry out this role successfully you will have a passion for working with volunteers and a commitment to volunteer delivered services. Whilst a military background is not essential it would be an advantage, however previous experience of working with volunteers is preferred, along with an understanding of their motivation.

Previous experience of supporting volunteer groups, preferably in recruitment, the development and embedding of best practice, external awareness raising and the ability to prioritise a wide range of competing demands are key to the success in this post. Additionally, the confidence to present to a wide range of influential audiences is essential.

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 Support on 07384 525196 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date:   Midnight on 22 January 2020

Interviews:       31 January 2020

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

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