SSAFA
SSAFA

Charity number 210760

SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone currently serving or who has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force and Reservists. We're ready to help servicemen and women and their families, whenever and wherever we’re needed.  Our support is for life, whatever the period served.  Current studies predict that numbers of those in need will rise as a result of recent military conflicts.


Current vacancies

Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow, G51 3UU, with some flexibility to work remotely
  • Closing 6th December 2021

About the role

As a Peer Support Worker you will deliver a quality holistic service to GHH clients 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). No two days are the same at GHH and this role will expose you to a diverse client base and a wide network of partner organisations. You will manage your own case load providing advice and advocacy to members of the Armed Forces community in the Glasgow area.

We have received funding to continue our long running football project, Glasgow Veterans United and begin a 12 month reminiscence project and a two year adaptive curling project. You will lead on one of these projects and assist other Peer Support Workers with their group activities as needed. There will be opportunity to co-produce and develop future projects with our clients to best meet a broad range of needs.

Please note we are currently recruiting for two Peer Support Worker positions, this one and a full time role with a focus on mental health and wellbeing.

About the team

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a friendly, informal team based in the Pearce Institute in Glasgow. We are currently working flexibly between the office and home with some outreach work too. The team at GHH work with a variety of internal and external partners including the nearby SSAFA branches and Scottish Support Office. You will work most closely with the new Senior Peer Support Worker and other Peer Support Workers.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be familiar with the Armed Forces charities and broader third sector and be a strong communicator. This experience may have been gained through working or volunteering in adjacent fields or directly with members of the Armed Forces community. It is essential that you can relate as a peer with our client group and so must have served in the British Armed Forces.

You will manage a varied caseload, providing holistic advice on a range of complex issues including financial assistance, education, employment and wellbeing. Working collaboratively with other members of the team and using your knowledge of charities and statutory organisations you will ensure the appropriate practical and emotional support is available. This will include submitting requests for financial assistance to service charities on behalf of clients.

Previous experience of leading group projects and building strong networks would be advantageous.

About SSAFA

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

Further information about the role

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Rachel Tribble on 0141 343 7143 or rachel.tribble@ssafa.org.uk for an informal discussion.

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Peer Support Worker – Mental Health

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Glasgow, G51 3UU, with some flexibility to work remotely
  • Closing 6th December 2021

About the role

As a Peer Support Worker you will deliver a quality holistic service to GHH clients with a strong focus on mental health and wellbeing, acting as a subject matter expert for the wider team. No two days are the same at GHH and this role will expose you to a diverse client base and a wide network of partner organisations. You will manage your own case load, providing advice and advocacy to members of the Armed Forces community in the Glasgow area.

A key part of this role will be supporting our football and curling projects and ensuring extra support is available for those who need it. You will also build relationships with statutory and third sector mental health specialists and manage a case load where clients specifically require mental health or wellbeing support, including accompany clients to appointments or groups. This is not a clinical role but an opportunity to coach clients and support them to find that the help they need.

Please note we are currently recruiting for two Peer Support Worker positions, this one and a part time role.

About the team

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a friendly, informal team based in the Pearce Institute in Glasgow. We are currently working flexibly between the office and home with some outreach work too. The team at GHH work with a variety of internal and external partners including the nearby SSAFA branches and Scottish Support Office. You will work most closely with the new Senior Peer Support Worker, our existing Peer Support Workers and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Manager.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be very familiar with local mental health provisions including those specifically for the Armed Forces community. You will be a strong communicator and have experience building rapport with people from a variety of backgrounds. This experience may have been gained through working or volunteering in adjacent fields or directly with members of the Armed Forces community. It is essential that you can relate as a peer with our client group and so must have served in the British Armed Forces.

You will manage a varied caseload, providing holistic advice on a range of complex issues including financial assistance, education, employment in addition to the focus on mental health and wellbeing. Working collaboratively with other members of the team and using your knowledge of charities and statutory organisations you will ensure the appropriate practical and emotional support is available. This will include submitting requests for financial assistance to service charities on behalf of clients.

Previous experience of leading group projects and building strong networks would be advantageous.

About SSAFA

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

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Senior Housing Adviser

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow, with some flexibility to work remotely
  • Closing 14th November 2021

About the role

As Senior Housing Adviser you will lead on delivering a quality holistic housing service to GHH clients. This will involve your own case load plus line managing housing staff and volunteers. Around half of our clients are experiencing homelessness or housing difficulty and as such we are looking to develop further in this area including integrating volunteers into our Tenancy Sustainment Programme. No two days are the same at GHH and this role will expose you to a diverse client base and a wide network of partner organisations.

About the team

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a friendly, informal team based in the Pearce Institute in Glasgow. We are currently working flexibly between the office and home with some outreach work too. The team at GHH work with a variety of internal and external partners including the nearby SSAFA branches and Scottish Support Office.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced housing professional with great knowledge of the housing landscape in Glasgow. You will be confident communicating to a diverse audience with excellent problem solving skills and a desire to support all our clients to find their home.

You will manage your own full and varied caseload, providing holistic advice with an emphasis on housing and homelessness. Working collaboratively with other members of the team and using your knowledge of charities and statutory organisations you will ensure practical and emotional support is available.

About SSAFA

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Peer Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow, G51 3UU, with some flexibility to work remotely
  • Closing 14th November 2021

About the role

As Senior Peer Support Worker you will lead on delivering a quality holistic housing service to GHH clients. This will involve your own case load plus line managing Peer Support Workers. No two days are the same at GHH and this role will expose you to a diverse client base and a wide network of partner organisations.

We have received funding to continue our long running football project, Glasgow Veterans United and begin a 12 month reminiscence project and a two year adaptive curling project. You will oversee the effective delivery of all these projects and personally lead on one. There will be opportunity to co-produce and develop future projects with our clients to best meet a broad range of needs.

About the team

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a friendly, informal team based in the Pearce Institute in Glasgow. We are currently working flexibly between the office and home with some outreach work too. The team at GHH work with a variety of internal and external partners including the nearby SSAFA branches and Scottish Support Office.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a comprehensive knowledge of the Armed Forces charities and broader third sector and be a strong communicator. This experience may have been gained through working or volunteering in adjacent fields or directly with members of the Armed Forces community. It is essential that you can relate as a peer with our client group and so must have served in the British Armed Forces.

You will manage your own full and varied caseload, providing holistic advice on a range of complex issues including financial assistance, education, employment and wellbeing. Working collaboratively with other members of the team and using your knowledge of charities and statutory organisations you will ensure the appropriate practical and emotional support is available. This will include submitting requests for financial assistance to service charities on behalf of clients and administering the GHH emergency fund when required.

Previous experience of managing group projects and building strong networks would be especially advantageous.

About SSAFA

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community and Challenge Events Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Homebased in Scotland
  • Closing 21st November 2021

SSAFA’s in Scotland, support 20 Branches, 5 Service Committees and a new Scotland Support Office, and are proud to announce this role as part of their strategic growth and ambitious development plans.

About the role

This is a brand new fundraising opportunity that covers the whole of Scotland that will be fundamental in developing, supporting and championing new and existing community and challenge events fundraising initiatives to increase income generation. This role will include engaging with individuals, and membership organisations to fundraise through events and activities such as the Kiltwalk and Big Brew Up’s while providing excellent stewardship to maximise opportunities.

SSAFA is entering into an exciting period of strategic development within regional fundraising where you will be able to refine your current skills and develop new ones whilst enhancing your knowledge of the fundraising sector.

There will be an occasional need to travel across the UK and to work evenings and weekends at key events.

About the team

Our small and dedicated team, based in Scotland, includes a Corporate and Events Officer and a Trusts Officer who are managed by our Fundraising Development Manager. As well as working with your team members, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with over 20 Branches and 5 Service committees to implement fundraising initiatives.

Through regular team meetings and a variety of communication mediums you will be provided with ongoing support, training and mentoring. We are a remote team and ensure that we stay well connected to all colleagues with a combined passion that fuels our determination and success.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate, who thrives on challenge. A determined, highly motivated individual, with a track record of success in community and challenge event fundraising. A natural communicator with proven success in working with and developing volunteers to support this growth. A confident networker, able to represent the charity to external stakeholders, build relationships and reputation, communicate effectively across the region whilst working from home.

About SSAFA

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

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This vacancy has now closed

Corporate and Special Events Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Homebased in Scotland
  • Closing 21st November 2021

SSAFA in Scotland, support 20 Branches, 5 Service committees and a new Scotland Support Office, and are proud to announce this role as part of their strategic growth and ambitious development plans.

About the role

This is a brand-new fundraising opportunity where the responsibilities cover the whole of Scotland, which, will be fundamental in developing, supporting, and championing new and existing corporate and special events fundraising initiatives to increase income generation. This role will include engaging with companies, membership organisations and high-net worth donors and fundraising through events and activities as well as COTY and commercial participator agreements.

SSAFA in Scotland is entering into an exciting period of strategic development within regional fundraising where you will be able to refine your current skills and develop new ones whilst enhancing your knowledge of the fundraising sector.

There will be an occasional need to travel across the UK and to work evenings and weekends at key events.

About the team

Our small and dedicated team, based in Scotland, includes a Community and Challenge Events Officer and a Trusts Officer who are managed by our Fundraising Development Manager. As well as working with your team members, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with over 20 Branches and 5 Service committees to implement fundraising initiatives.

Through regular team meetings and a variety of communication mediums you will be provided with ongoing support, training and mentoring. We are a remote team and ensure that we stay well connected to all colleagues with a combined passion that fuels our determination and success.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate, who thrives on challenge. A determined, highly motivated individual, with a track record of securing significant funds through corporate and special event fundraising. A natural communicator with proven success in working with and developing volunteers to support this growth. A confident networker, able to represent the charity to external stakeholders, build relationships and reputation, communicate effectively across the region whilst working from home.

About SSAFA

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

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