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


Location: Home based with daily travel around the London region

Salary: £30,430

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours (e.g., 9-5, 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
  • Travel Expenses
  • Competitive annual leave

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

Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) has an exciting opportunity in London for a Veteran Liaison & Support Officer (VLSO) to join an existing team and provide support for clients mainly living in the Capital.

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 to support them to thrive and contribute to our communities.  This role will join a team of a VLSOs and EA  as part of a wider collaborative team to include NHS Trust and WWTW which fits within NHS England’s Op Courage the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing service.  You will be home based with daily travel around your local regions to support your clients and build relationships in the community, whilst working as part of the wider regional NHS clinical teams. You will need to be a self-starter with the motivation and the ability to get the job done.

WWTW supports those who have served in the British Armed Forces and their families. We specialise in developing pathways to independence as well as employment with organisations who recognise and value the unique skills and qualities of our ex-service personnel.

We are looking for a self-starter with prior experience of working with vulnerable adults, an individual who can work independently to set priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of role responsibilities.  Primarily you will be part of a small team of staff at WWTW operating in a much wider collaboration that includes the NHS, other service charities and local support services.  Your role will be to work with clients in the community (or their homes) facilitating intense support by analysing individual needs to create a support plan that will break down barriers to a successful stabilisation and navigate the pathway of their Mental Health journey.

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.  

If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact David Beer on 07511 182 186

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 here.

If you require any assistance with the application process, the HR team are happy to assist.

Closing date for applications is 6 March 2023. Please submit your application early to avoid disappointment as the advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received. 

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 13 March 2023 and will be conducted on Teams or another similar platform.

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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