Services Welfare Officers vacancies

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Sorry to the mods if placed in the wrong thread.
Just seen this vacancy advertised within the Lady mag.

Services Welfare Officers
UK and Abroad
Circa £19,000 (plus benefits package)
36 hours per week over 6 day week covering
days • evenings • weekends (flexible to meet service needs)
WRVS services welfare officers provide welfare support to newly recruited soldiers
at army bases within the UK and unaccompanied service personnel abroad.
We are looking for applicants with broad based experience in working with
young adults in a welfare setting, which might include youth and community
work, social work, education or healthcare.
Living in mess accommodation, you will initially be based in the UK for a
minimum of a year before being considered for a transfer abroad. You will
provide a confidential and sensitive welfare service, supporting soldiers on a
one to one basis, helping them to find solutions to personal and practical
issues, or using your judgement to signpost them to other support agencies
where appropriate. In addition, you will manage the WRVS centre - such as
an internet suite and recreational amenities
Developing effective relationships with army colleagues and other welfare
agencies will be essential. Similarly, embracing the army culture will be critical
whilst also upholding WRVS corporate identity, values and sense of independence.
These posts are subject to an enhanced CRB check and checks via the Defence
Vetting Agency. Previous applicants need not reapply.
For further information and an application pack, please contact Anna Ashley
on 07843 359 845 or email on anna.ashley@wrvs.org.uk quote ref. W1004
Closing date for receipt of applications: 15 May 2009.
Interview date: Week commencing 1 June 2009.
WRVS is an organisation which is inclusive and values difference.
Registered charity number 1015988 www.wrvs.org.uk
 

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