Walking With the Wounded – Employment Advisor (South East)


Location: Homebased with expected travel to support clients or attend meetings across Berkshire, Surrey, and north Hampshire; with a requirement to support clients remotely across the South East region

Salary: £28,000 to £33,000 dependent on experience

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours (e.g., 9am-5pm with half hour unpaid break)

Contract Type: Permanent

Company benefits:         

  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Death in Service following successful completion of probation period
  • Competitive annual leave
  • Travel expenses

Walking With The Wounded supports those who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.  We specialise in developing pathways into employment with organisations who recognise and value the unique skills and qualities of our ex-service personnel.

Your caseload will be received from the community and other partner organisations, and you will be expected to work closely with referring partners, meeting regularly to feedback on the progress with individual service users. You will also need to work with local employers, developing a bank of contacts who are willing to explore supporting your clients, securing work placement opportunities, identifying any necessary training, sourcing competitive roles and, where this is successful, providing in-work support to both employer and employee to ensure a smooth transition.

If you are an Employment Advisor with an understanding of working with more complex clients, we would like to hear from you. You should fully appreciate the patience, resilience and self-motivation that is required to support a dispersed and diverse caseload of complex individuals. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, particularly in managing time and caseload, whilst recognising that they are one crucial element of a wider team of support who will need to work collaboratively to get the best outcome for clients. Experience of working with veterans would be beneficial although not essential, and knowledge and experience of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) method of working would be welcomed.

In this role no two days are the same and every day will bring new challenges whilst you empower ex-service personnel to regain their independence, thrive and contribute within our communities.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills in a supportive, inclusive environment.  Training will be provided, and we encourage our staff to develop their own personal and professional skills.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Alex Todino on 07970 121 202.

You can read more about WWTW on our website: www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk

Apply by completing and submitting our WWTW application with a supporting CV.

It is important you read through WWTW key values, the Job Description and Person Specification prior to completing and submitting WWTW short application with a supporting CV and cover letter, all documents can be accessed here.

The closing date for applications is mid-day, Wednesday 15 March 2023.  Please submit your application early to avoid disappointment as the advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

To assist with planning, we anticipate interviews will be held on Wednesday 22 March 2023.  Interviews will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams or other similar platform.

If you are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces WWTW Employment Advisors are available to support you with your application, please contact our HR team for further details.

WWTW is an equal opportunities employer. WWTW is an employer committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

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