Walking With The Wounded – Veterans Liaison Support Officer (VLSO)


Location: Within the Northwest of England, which includes Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire & parts of Cumbria. Based from home, with extensive daily travel around the region as part of the WWTW Integrated Regional Service.

Salary: £29,120 depending on experience                          

Hours:  37.5 hours per week (e.g. Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm with half-an-hour unpaid lunch 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
  • Travel Expenses
  • Competitive annual leave plus Bank Holidays….

Do you have experience in supporting vulnerable adults and empowering them to move forward with their journey?

Walking With the Wounded (WWTW) supports those who have served in the British Armed Forces and their families, specialising in developing pathways to independence.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Veterans Liaison Support Officer (VLSO) to join a team providing support to ex-armed forces personnel.  You will be home-based, with a caseload spread across the Northwest, which includes Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and parts of Cumbria.

We are looking for a dedicated individual who will empower ex-service personnel to regain their independence after a period of Mental Health (MH) Crisis, supporting them to thrive and contribute to our communities.  This role will join a team of existing VLSOs across the North of England as part of a wider collaborative team within NHS England’s Op Courage – the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing service, and will work with other service charities and local support services. You will be home based with daily travel around your region to support your clients and build relationships in the community, whilst working as part of the wider regional WWTW and NHS clinical teams.

We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with prior experience of working with vulnerable adults; an individual who can work independently to set priorities that accurately reflect the client’s needs.  Your role will be to work with clients in the community (or their homes), facilitating intense support and analysing individual needs to create a support plan that will break down barriers to a successful stabilisation, whilst navigating their mental health pathway.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills and career as a Veterans Liaison Support Officer in a supportive, inclusive environment. In this role, no two days are the same and every day will bring new challenges. Internal training will be provided, and we encourage our staff to develop their own personal and professional skills.

For an informal discussion please contact Tom Knight on 07833 226485.

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 a WWTW short application with a supporting CV.  All documents can be accessed by clicking here.

If you have any problems or require assistance with our application process the HR team will be happy to assist.  Contact number for HR: 07776 685259.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12 July 24.

Interviews are planned for w/c 22 July and will be held in person, at our office in Manchester.

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