COBSEO JOBS BULLETIN 23 Nov 21

Provides a single point of contact for interaction with Government; with the Royal Household; with the Private Sector; and, of course, with other members of the Armed Forces Community.


Job vacancies

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Briefing Liaison Officer (South West)

The Soldiers’ Charity is recruiting for the role of Briefing Liaison Officer (BLO), South West, a similar post to six other positions located throughout the United Kingdom. Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start in early September, for an initial two-year fixed term contract. The role encompasses briefings to a wide range of audiences, military, civilian and corporate on the work of the Charity, provision of fundraising support to the Regional Office and Events, helping develop new events, establishing and maintaining key relationships with Army units both Regular and Reserve, and continual development of our volunteer fundraising. Read more here.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Individual Giving Executive

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are recruiting a Individual Giving Executive, working to the Working to the Head of Individual Giving, coordinate and deliver the Individual Giving programme using Direct Marketing techniques whilst maintaining a consistency of tone and message across all communications. To meet an agreed level of income from cash appeals and regular giving, both written and online. Supporting the Head of Individual Giving on the in-memoriam and legacies programmes. Read more here.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Partnerships & Philanthropy – Corporate

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are recruiting a Partnerships & Philanthropy – Corporate role, reporting directly to the Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy, this is an integral role within a busy, professional team. The primary role is to maximise income through the development and management of relationships with key corporate supporters and identifying and developing new corporate relationships. Read more here.

Alabaré – Database Manager  

You will take the lead in managing, maintaining and developing Alabaré’s CRM systems, principally Blackbaud Raisers Edge and Paloma Harmonia.  You will be working with colleagues across the organisation to understand their needs and to develop our databases in order to deliver, support or enable, reporting and analytics.  This is a key role in our charity and you will be helping to deliver business analytics to support effective decision making by teams across our disciplines including our Leadership team. Read more here.

Army Families Federation – Office Support Assistant (part time)

This is an exciting role for a talented Administrator who is looking for a new challenge and wants to join a fast-paced, high-performing team. The role is primarily administrative but includes providing support to the Business Support Manager and Finance and Governance Director in financial administration and some diary and document management support to the Executive Management Board. Read more here.

Blind Veterans UK – Activities Coordinator

This challenging, enjoyable and rewarding role involves planning, developing and coordinating accessible, enjoyable, stimulating activities and opportunities for people with vision impairment, their carers or partners at our Brighton centre. We’re looking for a highly organised, positive and flexible individual who’ll provide encouragement, inspiration, ideas and enthusiasm, partnered with a passion for working creatively.  You’ll also have great MS Office, time management and problem solving skills. Read more here.

Change Step Wales – BCU Low Level Intervention Peer Mentor

In this role you will deliver peer mentoring support and low level interventions to veterans assessed by and/or in therapy with Veterans NHS Wales (VNHSW) and to raise awareness of Change Step and Veterans NHS Wales. You will have personal experience in a military background and have a good understanding of the issues faced by clients. Read more here.

Combat Stress – Clinical Psychologist / Counselling Psychologist / Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

We offer psychological interventions following multiple military traumas (primarily for Complex-PTSD, but not exclusively) after a single holistic assessment and formulation of needs within an integrated interdisciplinary care pathway. Stabilisation and reintegration phases include access to art therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric treatment, substance misuse interventions and programmes of support for Veterans’ partners, their families and organisations that work alongside them, such as employers. Read more here.

Combat Stress – Family Peer Support Mentor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Peer Support Mentor to join our growing Peer Support team. We work in partnership with Leeds & York Partnership NHS Trust who are the Lead Provider of the Op Courage Veterans Mental Health High Intensity Service in the North of England. You will be part of the HIS team delivering important support to the family members of veterans accessing the HIS. This support will be both individual and group intervention, at a time when the veteran is accessing either crisis or inpatient care. Read more here.

Combat Stress – Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (Northern Ireland)

This is an exciting time to be joining Combat Stress as we have recently undergone a transformation of our services. This launched in November 2020 and we are delivering evidenced-based, phased treatments for Veterans with complex trauma-related mental health difficulties as a consequence of their military service. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Clinical or Counselling Psychologist or Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist to join our clinical services as a senior clinician. Read more here.

Combat Stress – Recovery Support Worker

As a Residential Support Worker a role working with our Armed Forces veterans would be a hard one to beat. Our veterans have served in every campaign since the First World War, and for over a hundred years our team have been there to support them with their mental health needs. You will work with a service user group who have a real motivation to make positive changes to their lives and your experience, compassion and focus on recovery will help them to get there. Read more here.

Combat Stress – Senior Clinical / Counselling Psychologist / CBT Therapist (England North)

You will be joining Combat Stress, the UK’s leading Veterans mental health charity, providing highly specialist clinical treatment and support to Veterans of the UK armed forces who have complex mental health needs attributable to their military service. Like all staff within the organisation, you will receive training to understand something of military life, culture, values and what it means to have served on operations in hostile territory. Read more here.

Combat Stress – Senior Clinical / Counselling Psychologist / CBT Therapist (England South)

Are you an HCPC Registered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist and/or BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with experience providing specialist psychological assessment, formulation and intervention for adults with a range of mental health needs, with a particular emphasis on trauma-related difficulties, and skills and experience supervising others? Read more here.

Combat Stress – Senior Nurse

For a Senior Registered Mental Health Nurse, an appointment working with our Armed Forces veterans would be a hard role to beat. Our residential treatment programme is based at Tyrwhitt House in Leatherhead. Our veterans have served in every campaign since the First World War, and for over a hundred years our nurses have been there to support them with their mental health needs. You will work with a service user group who have a real motivation to make positive changes to their lives and your experience, compassion and focus on recovery will help them to get there. Read more here.

Combat Stress – Senior Occupational Therapist

Do you want to be part of an innovative, research-informed team, spearheading the development of OT with veterans across the UK?  We have 4 vacancies at our Belfast, Leatherhead and North and Central hubs. This is your opportunity to specialise in the areas of veterans and trauma. The Occupational Therapy team at Combat Stress has been a finalist in the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Award Category of the Soldiering On awards. We have also secured funding for a 3-year research post to evaluate the effectiveness of the service. Read more here.

Derbyshire Veterans Community Support Services – Alcohol Key Worker

We are looking to recruit for the following vacancy to provide a flexible and responsive approach to veterans needs within Derbyshire. Applications are welcome from members who have served in the Armed Forces and or Reservists for the role of Alcohol Key Worker to support its Veterans’ Alcohol Support Service. Read more here.

Forces Pension Society – Head of Membership

The 4 strong Membership Team is the gateway to the Society.  It is responsible for processing new joiners and leavers, answering general enquiries, maintaining member’s records, and analysing membership data to shape the Society’s offer. It has a strong customer service focus. The Head of Membership is a member of the Society’s Senior Management Team and works closely with CE, COO and Head of Pensions to develop the annual business objectives and oversee the daily operation of the Society.  S/he will be expected to be comfortable briefing the Society’s Council and Committees. Read more here.

Forces Pension Society – Roadshow Manager

The purpose of the Roadshow is to raise awareness of the benefits and complexities of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes to Service audiences, highlighting the services the Society provides, and thereby encourage military personnel to join and / or become advocates for the Society. The Roadshow Manager will work for the Chief Operating Officer and be home based, travelling widely across the UK, and occasionally overseas, to give presentations on MOD property. Presentations are also delivered via webinar. The successful candidate will have excellent presentational skills and will be given training on the detail of Armed Forces Pension Schemes. Read more here.

Haig Housing – Estate Surveyors (two positions)

We are looking for two capable and experienced Estate Surveyors for our Property Services Team, to provide a professional, technical and practical building surveying approach to the delivery of all surveying functions on behalf of the Trust to ensure that legal and statutory obligations are met. These are home based positions with frequent travel involved. You will ideally have a formal qualification (minimum HNC) in a building related discipline or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role. You will be customer focused, a good communicator with excellent problem solving skills including dealing with customer complaints. Read more here.

Help for Heroes – Area Fundraising Manager (North)

We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity for an experienced Area Fundraising Manager to join our ambitious and passionate team, who are driven to succeed to support our nation’s veterans and their families. In this role you will be responsible for acquiring and stewarding new and existing supporters in your local community to drive income. You will be regionally based. This is a fantastic role if you have passion for fundraising with community supporters and volunteers so that you can make a real impact to veterans and their families. Read more here.

Help for Heroes – Case Manager (South Wales)

This is a varied role instrumental for the delivery of Case management and welfare support to our wounded, injured and sick veterans. As part of our Welsh Case management Team you will hold the responsibility for the assessment of needs of individual Veterans, you will support them through their recovery journey using the Case Management framework which will include delivery of professional support as part of the Multi-disciplinary Team, Recovery Planning the provision of high quality information and guidance in relation to all aspects of their recovery journey. Read more here.

Help for Heroes – Commercial Innovation Manager

We are looking for an Innovation specialist to take some exciting commercial and fundraising opportunities from existing concepts through research and audience testing, building a business case for top level approval to a detailed plan for final launch. This is a fantastic role if you want to get stuck in, have passion for leading innovation and would like to develop your career with this leading military charity. Read more here.

Naval Children’s Charity – Caseworker

Accountable to the Head of Welfare and CEO, you will be responsible for receiving, responding, and prioritising welfare applications from individuals and organisations, maintaining your own caseload in line with the Charity’s benevolence policy as well as carrying out home visits and casework.  You will be working at the centre of a small and busy team. This role provides the opportunity to make a real difference to individuals across the world who are part of the Naval Family during their time of need. Read more here.

Poppyscotland – Regional Fundraiser (East)

You will work with the team of Regional Fundraisers with your main responsibility being to develop, implement and grow supporter-led fundraising across the East of Scotland. You will recruit and support volunteers and ensure they have a great experience whilst fundraising for Poppyscotland.  A critical part of this role is also to support our volunteer Poppy Appeal Area Organisers to maximise their local Poppy Appeal incomes. Read more here.

RFEA – Nova Client Caseworker (Kent)

RFEA are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with knowledge of the Armed Forces and Ex-Services charity network and the ability to understand the challenges more vulnerable veterans must overcome, particularly those who have entered the Criminal Justice System. This person will be home based (ideally in Maidstone) travelling extensively around the Kent region to provide face to face support to veterans within their home locations and partner organisations premises. Read more here.

SSAFA – Casework Administrator (North East)

You will be part of the regional office team and will be responsible for providing specialist administrative support, working closely with SSAFA branch volunteers to ensure a consistent, timely and quality service is provided to SSAFA beneficiaries.  This will include supporting the volunteer network including our highly trained caseworkers. You will be call handling, signposting, and triaging initial enquiries. Read more here.

SSAFA – Deputy Director Volunteering

The Deputy Director Volunteering will work closely with the Director of Volunteer Operations and be a key player in the directorate’s leadership team but will also need to form effective working relationships across the whole of SSAFA to promote and support volunteering.  The Volunteer Operations staff are based across the UK, supporting a volunteer network that encompasses all nations within the UK, fourteen sites overseas and a diverse range of roles.  Staff are committed, skilled and effective, we promote flexible working, concentrating on outputs and impact. Read more here.

SSAFA – Peer Support Worker

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. Read more here.

SSAFA – Peer Support Worker – Mental Health

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. Read more here.

SSAFA – People Advisor

This is a great opportunity to join a small team of competent, energised, and fun-loving professionals. As a member of the People Team, you will participate in realising the People agenda by supporting the Director in the provision of a range of professional people advisory services to managers and employees.In this front line, generalist role, you will get involved in a wide range of activities including: ER, performance management and lifecycle processes (including, grievance, disciplinary, investigations, PIP, absence management, flexible working requests, maternity leave etc..), resourcing, engagement and organisational development projects. Read more here.

SSAFA – Regional Casework Manager (North East)

You will be part of the regional office team, co-managing a group of casework administrators which will provide specialist administrative and single point of contact support to SSAFA branch based volunteers, to ensure a consistent, timely and quality service is provided to SSAFA beneficiaries.  The role will require you to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with volunteer branch based casework managers.  At times, the role will require support to the casework administrators with call handling, signposting and the triage of initial enquiries from clients. Read more here.

SSAFA – Senior Major Gifts Officer

As the Senior Major Giving Officer within the Major Giving team you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of relationships with individual major donors. This will involve the implementing and enhancing of the major donor pipeline and seeking opportunities for new support. This role has evolved over recent years, and you will be joining at an exciting time of expansion of and investment in SSAFA’s major donor activities, during which you will be able to express all your experience to date as well as launch a number of new innovative plans. Read more here.

SSAFA – Regional Fundraising Officers

SSAFA’s regional fundraising team, operating across the UK, supporting 90 Branches, are proud to announce new roles as part of their strategic growth and ambitious development plans. There are brand new fundraising opportunities covering the following areas:

East Midlands

East of England

North East

South East England

South West

Wales

The Matthew Project – Senior Practitioner (Cambridgeshire)

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time post working with serving Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, Reservists and their families who have substance misuse issues and PTSD. You will work with individuals, undertaking referrals and assessments, managing a caseload, completing recovery care plans, and providing information, advice and needle exchange to substance users. Read more here.

The Victory Services Club – Facilities Manager

We are looking for a talented, experienced and professional Facilities Manager. The role oversees all aspects of the day to day FM requirements of the Club, but also requires daily engagement at Director level and weekly with the CEO. Responsible for motivating the FM team, delivering training to the staff, communicating with all departments and managing the FM operation, ensuring high standards are delivered, with keen attention to detail. Must keep close control of wages and operating costs for the department, and be able to demonstrate outstanding budgetary management skills, including reporting and contract negotiation. Read more here.

The White Ensign Association – Chief Executive Officer and Regional Manager London and West

The White Ensign Association is looking for a suitable candidate to replace the current Chief Executive Officer who is moving on from the role after ten years.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to build on the work of the existing regime and lead the charity through the challenges of the next decade.  Candidates should be natural collaborators, possess exceptional leadership qualities and have the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.  A strong understanding of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and the wider Armed Forces environment will be essential. Read more here.

Trustee and voluntary positions

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service – Trustee

We are a registered charity in Derbyshire supporting people with alcohol and substance misuse problems. We also provide dedicated veteran to veteran services for ex-armed forces and their families in Derbyshire, accessed through our Veteran Information Point. The VIP. We are looking for a veteran who might be able to join our DAAS Trustee Board, who can represent the views of our veteran community. Read more here.

Haig Housing – Trustees

This is an exciting time to join the board as we convert our growth ambitions and improvement plans into action across our 1,500 homes throughout the UK. Our Trustees play a pivotal role in supporting the executive team at Haig and ensuring that we operate to the highest standards of charity governance. We are looking for new board members to help us improve the lives of veterans and their families in need, by providing quality, affordable homes. Read more here.

War Widows Association of Great Britain – Trustee

The War Widows’ Association has a Trustee vacancy. Please contact info@warwidows.org.uk for more information.


Posted: Tuesday, 23 November 2021 || Expires: Wednesday, 22 December 2021