Services Welfare Officers vacancies

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  1. 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