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Hours: Full time 37.5 (e.g. 9-5, half hour unpaid break)
Contract Type: Permanent
Company benefits: 5% Employer pension contribution
Employee Assistance programme
Bike to Work Scheme
Do you have what it takes to be part of the Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) team? We have an opportunity for a detail focused and enthusiastic individual to enhance and expand our small but dedicated team into Scotland
Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) supports disadvantaged veterans who have served in the Armed Forces and their families. OP-REGEN is WWTW’s volunteering programme that offers a platform for ex-military personnel to recognise their inherent skills and empowers them to demonstrate these skills to the wider community.
The project aims to support individuals and their families who have landed on hard times to reintegrate back into society through the provision of a meaningful and positive impact on the environment in which they reside; additionally, for those not in employment the programme aims to assist in their journey back into the workplace; empowering ex-service personnel to regain their independence, thrive and contribute to our communities.
Although focused on ex-military, more generally the programme is supported by volunteers from all backgrounds including Corporate UK and encourages these individuals to work together, leading to a greater increase in community cohesion and safer neighbourhoods.
OP-REGEN embodies the ambitions of WWTW; to support ex-military seeking support and to find those that require support but are not seeking it.
As Project Officer your primary focus will be to assist the Project Manager in the planning, promotion, co-ordination, and delivery of OP-REGEN and will be integral to the development and success of OP-REGEN in Scotland; maintaining our database of volunteer information and skills will be paramount to the success of the project, matching volunteers to opportunities to suit their skills, keeping them informed and conveying WWTW’s purpose to the public.
The ideal candidate will be meticulous about record keeping and passionate about volunteer work, upholding the values of WWTW while developing effective pathways to enable ex-military and their families to actively undertake voluntary activities as identified, ensuring these volunteers are well supported throughout their journey. As Project Officer, you will be the face of OP-REGEN and a Walking With The Wounded ambassador.
This is a new geographical region for OP-REGEN. You will be tasked with managing key stakeholders to deliver impactful opportunities that are considered of value by local authorities, partners, and the armed forces community.
For an informal discussion please contact Scott Briggs on 07514 493 183. You can read more about WWTW on our website www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk
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, all documents can be accessed by clicking here.
If you need any assistance with the application process, our HR team are at hand to help.
Closing date for applications is 22 October 2021. Please note: the advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.
Interviews are planned for week commencing 1 November 2021, exact dates will be confirmed closer to the time. Interviews will be held via Microsoft teams or another webinar type platform, depending on current Covid-19 restrictions.
If you are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces WWTW Employment Advisors are available on request to support you with your application, please contact our HR team for further details.
Walking With The Wounded promotes family friendly flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow, is an equal opportunities employer and committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its staff.