£33,000 per annum (plus £2,000 recruitment and retention allowance premium*)
37.5 Hours per week
RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Social Work Team Lead in the Personal Support and Social Work Service South Region at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity.
About the role
This is a great opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Social Worker to join our team and contribute to further development of the service.
Our Personal Support & Social Work Service (PS&SWS) RAF aims to provide a professional confidential and comprehensive range of Social Work and Welfare support services to the RAF Community within the UK.
You will have the opportunity to build on and develop your existing leadership and management skills through the management and professional supervision of a geographically dispersed team, which consists of Advanced Practitioner, Social Workers, Personal and Family Support Workers and Administrative and Support staff. You will work closely with Station Commanding Officers and their Community Support staff, as well as Local Authorities, Health and other civilian agencies in relation to providing welfare support to all RAF personnel, their immediate family and dependents.
Our PS&SWS aims to provide a professional, confidential and comprehensive range of Social Work and Welfare support services to the RAF and other entitled personnel and their families at home and abroad.
To carry out this role successfully you will have a Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent), and be registered with the HCPC. You will also have demonstrable post-qualification experience of working within a statutory Adult and/or Children and Families setting and working knowledge of adoption and court related work. The ability to illustrate evidence of post qualification training/development is also essential, as well as good communication, organisational and IT skills. You must be prepared to travel within your course of work. A full driving licence is essential.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
For further information
If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Gerry Stevens, Social Work Regional Manager South on 01993 844349 for an informal discussion about this role.
To apply, visit SSAFA’s website
Closing date: Midnight on 25 October 2017
Interviews: 7 November 2017. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.
*Please note that the £2000 recruitment and retention allowance premium is provided annually on top of the annual salary but is non-taxable and non-pensionable.
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.