Walking With The Wounded – Veterans Liaison & Support Officer (Tyne and Wear)


Location:            North of England – Ideally Tyne and Wear.  Based from home/daily travel around the region

Salary:                 £24,000 – £27,000 dependant on experience

Hours:                 Full Time 37.5 (e.g., 9am – 5pm with half hour unpaid break)

Contract Type:   12-month Fixed Term

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 2 Veteran Liaison & Support Officers (VLSO) spread around the North of England to support an existing team.

We are looking for two dedicated members of staff who will empower ex-service personnel to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities.  These roles will be part of a further 8 existing VLSOs across the North of England as part of a wider collaborative team to include Leeds and Yorkshire NHS Trust, WWTW and Combat Stress, the new High Intensity Service fits within NHS England’s Op Courage services. 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. 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 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.

For this role the successful applicants will be required to apply for an NHS honorary contract so will have to pass the NHS recruitment guidelines as well as WWTW’s. Upholding the values and professionalism of both the charity and NHS is paramount.

For an informal discussion or to hear more about the role contact Gemma McDonald 07468 608 329

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

Job Description, Person specification, WWTW short application can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

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Apply by submitting your completed short application accompanied by your CV through the application portal.

Closing date for applications is 5 July 2021. The advert may be closed early as if sufficient applications are received.

Interviews are planned 8 and 9 July 2021 and may be held via Zoom 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.

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 685 259.


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