Support Worker - Wounded, Injured and Sick Service Personnel

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Redford Cavalry Barracks, Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th March 2019


  • Advertised from 26th February 2019
  • 35 hours per week.

Role

Step Together’s Rehabilitation through Volunteering project provides in-depth support to wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans across the UK to engage in community volunteering as part of their rehabilitation and recovery process.

We are seeking a Volunteering Project Manager to work directly with WIS clients in Scotland, working alongside Personnel Recovery staff and service charity representatives engaged in the WIS recovery programmes. Through one-to-one support, group presentations, workshops, visits and follow-up coaching, the post holder will encourage and support WIS clients into volunteering placements, with the aim of enhancing confidence and personal skills and supporting a successful transition to civilian life.

The position will be based in the PRU Scotland/N. Ireland, Redford Cavalry Barracks in Edinburgh, but will involve significant travel to clients, referral agencies and recipient charities. A car will be provided for work travel.

This position requires persistence, self-motivation and determination. Military / military family experience at a management level is desirable and the ability to relate to soldiers of both sexes and all ages, and their families, with a specific focus on supporting those who have been injured on operations or in training is essential. Applicants should be comfortable with remote working, and have a valid driving licence.

Application notes

To apply, please complete the attached application form and send with cover letter to josie.clarke@step-together.org.uk explaining clearly how you meet the criteria outlined in the attached person specification.

Closing Date: 28th March at noon

Interviews:3rd April in Edinburgh

Step Together Volunteering is an equal opportunities employer.


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