Walking with the Wounded – Veterans Liaison & Support Officer x4


Veterans Liaison & Support Officer x4 (one of which will also be the Regional Lead)

Location: South East England – Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxford or Buckinghamshire

Salary: £24,000 – £29,000 depending on experience and appointment of Regional Lead.

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed until Mar 2022

Company benefits:

· 5% Employer pension contribution

· Employee Assistance programme

· Travel Expenses

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 for a team of Veteran Liaison & Support Officers (VLSO), one of whom will also be the regional lead, to join a new project in partnership with the NHS.

We are looking for a small but dedicated team of staff who will empower ex-service personnel to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities. These roles are new in the South East, so you will be a self-starter with the motivation and the ability to get the job done. You will form part of a wider collaborative team within a new project within NHS England’s High Intensity Service pathfinder. You will be home based with daily travel around the region to support your clients and build relationships in the community, whilst working as part of the wider regional NHS HIS team.

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 MH 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.

You can read more about WWTW on our website www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk Apply by completing and submitting our short application with a supporting CV.

Click here to apply.

For an informal discussion or assistance with your application please contact Gemma McDonald by email at: gemma.mcdonald@wwtw.org.uk or by phone on 07468 608 329.

Closing date for applications is 29 June 2020. The advert may be closed early as if sufficient applications are received.

Interviews are planned for 8 & 9 July 2020 and may be held via Zoom or another webinar type platform, depending on current Covid-19 restrictions.

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