Walking With The Wounded – Veteran Liaison Support Officer Core Pathway (VLSO-CP)


Location: Hybrid of home and office working with travel to multiple locations across Greater Manchester, Lancashire & Merseyside

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (e.g. 9-5, half hour unpaid break)

Contract type: Permanent

Company benefits:      

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

Walking With The Wounded ‘WWTW’ deliver employment, mental health, care coordination and volunteering programmes in partnership with the NHS Veterans Mental Health OP Courage programme to get those who served, and their families, whether mentally, socially or physically wounded, back on their feet and making a positive contribution once more. Why? Because those who served, deserve.

This role will work in collaboration with Pennine Foundation Trust to support veterans in the Mental Health pathway.  As part of Op Courage, the Individual Veterans Mental Health Service, we will be employing a new VLSO- CP.

The successful candidate will ideally reside in the Greater Manchester or Lancashire area with the ability to travel around the regions in their own vehicle.

WWTW’s Care Coordination service involves the assessment of needs for your client, the sourcing of appropriate support and the ongoing navigation of that support. You remain the central point of contact as you support your service user to address their challenges, which may include a lack of secure housing, debt, social isolation, relationship breakdowns, lack of education and training, welfare issues or substance misuse.

We are looking for a candidate who can work within a muti disciplinary team and fully appreciates the patience, resilience and self-motivation that is required to support a dispersed and diverse caseload of complex individuals. You must be someone who is able to work independently, particularly in managing your time and caseload, whilst recognising that you are one crucial element of a wider team of support who will need to work collaboratively to get the best outcome for clients. We welcome applicants who have experience or specialise in housing, although it is not essential.  Experience of working with veterans would be beneficial although again, not essential.

The VLSO-CP will have a caseload of at times complex ex-servicemen and women.  Working with local delivery partners, you will make referrals for support, whilst retaining the overall caseworker responsibilities.  Your role will be crucial to the success of the service user’s outcome.  If you are an experienced caseworker with an understanding of working with more complex clients, we would like to hear from you.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact David Lowe on 07867 420 473.

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

Please apply by completing and submitting our short application with a supporting CV and covering letter.

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 via the link here.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 5 July 2023.  Please submit your application early to avoid disappointment as the advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Interviews will likely take place week commencing 17 July 2023.

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

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