Cobseo Jobs Bulletin

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Job vacancies

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Brand Officer

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are recruiting a Brand Officer working into the Head of Marketing. The primary role is to be the champion for the brand within the charity and to ensure all our marketing and communications outputs are consistent and professionally delivered. An interest in audience insights is desirable as the job will involve improving our understanding of key audiences and then devising strategies and plans that help our brand better connect with them. The role also involves taking responsibility for delivering a range of key corporate publications. Therefore candidates should be clear and confident communicators with exemplary written and organisational skills. Read more here.

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

The post requires the individual to operate comfortably within both the military and civilian communities using their well-developed communication skills. For this post candidates should have recent military experience in a non-commissioned rank, in either the Regular or Reserve Forces, current post holders are retired Warrant Officers, and have a wide range of current service contacts; possess strong interpersonal skills, be well organised and have an easy yet confident manner to be able to establish and maintain successful relationships with all ranks and a wide range of volunteers. You will be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a regional team whilst applying your persuasive, engaging character and project management strengths. Connectivity into local political, administrative, public and private organisations is desirable for this role. Read more here.

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.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – PR & Media Officer

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity are recruiting a PR & Media Manager, working to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the primary role is to promote and protect the charity’s reputation and activities. Candidates should be a clear and confident communicator, exemplary written and organisational skills and be an agile thinker and be able to consider all implications of a decision and articulate these to senior managers. 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.

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.

Derbyshire Veterans Community Support Services – Veteran VIP Project 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 Veteran VIP Project Worker to support its Veterans’ Information Point and Positive Pathways Project. 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.

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.

Haig Housing – Housing Manager

We are looking for a capable and experienced Housing Manager to cover some c200 properties in the South of England, stretching from Hampshire down to Cornwall, and also Belfast. The successful applicant will be based centrally in the area, own their own vehicle and work from home when not required on the estates, helping our beneficiaries to maintain their tenancies and ensuring the Trust’s objectives of providing a caring service. Empathy with and understanding of the ex-Service community will be an advantage. You will interview and assess potential tenants, monitor and apply housing legislation to the Trust’s processes, and conduct pre and post inspections to ensure quality of repair work in accordance with Haig policy. Read more here.

Haig Housing – Office Administrator

are excited to be recruiting an Office Administrator to our busy Support Services department. This job is largely office based but there are opportunities for some home working. You will join a small, highly motivated team in providing a full and professional administrative service throughout the charity, ensuring excellent standards of customer service for beneficiaries and colleagues. You will be experienced in Microsoft office programmes and databases such as Civica Cx. Read more here.

Help for Heroes – Clinical/Counselling Psychologist/High Intensity CBT Therapist

We are looking for Clinical/ Counselling Psychologist/ HI CBT Therapists specialising in trauma to join our Hidden Wounds Service. Hidden Wounds supports the beneficiaries of Help for Heroes charity to address their mental health needs with professional psychological services.  We recognise those hidden wounds and are ready to help by offering a safe place to be heard, be seen, and helped to recover from psychological wounds. 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 – PR Manager

In recent years Poppyscotland have secured an extremely high media profile and engaged in many innovative PR activities to highlight the needs of our beneficiaries and the impact of our work.  We have also secured the support of several celebrity ambassadors to further enhance our publicity. While experience of working for a publisher or broadcaster is beneficial, applicants must be able to demonstrate their success in building the reputation and standing of an organisation through delivering strategic communications strategies. With more news content moving online, we are especially keen to hear from candidates with a track record of increasing an organisations presence and profile on digital media platforms. 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.

SSAFA – Casework Administrator (North West)

In this new role you will be working closely with volunteers from the six SSAFA branches in the North West, supporting them to administer casework for SSAFA beneficiaries. The successful candidate will work as part of a larger support team which will include a Casework Manager and a Regional Operational Support Manager. To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of providing excellent customer service by telephone, e-mail and face to face. You will have used Microsoft Office 365 to a high standard. The successful candidate will have experience of planning and managing their own workload, with minimal supervision. It would be advantageous if you have an understanding of the way of life for today’s Armed Forces, veterans and their families and if you have experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers. An understanding of the voluntary sector and preferably the military charity sector landscape across the North West would be valuable. Read more here.

SSAFA – Casework Administrator (South West)

You will be part of a brand-new regional office team and will be responsible for providing specialist administrative support, working closely with SSAFA branch volunteers in order to ensure a consistent, timely, quality service is provided to SSAFA beneficiaries.  This will include supporting volunteer network including our highly trained caseworkers. You will be call handling, signposting, and triaging initial enquiries. To help you establish yourself in this new post you will receive excellent training and induction to SSAFA and will influence the processes and procedures within the new office, working closely with the Regional Casework Manager and Regional Operations Support Manager. Read more here.

SSAFA – Casework Administrator (Wales)

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of providing excellent customer service by telephone, e-mail and face to face. You will have used Microsoft Office 365 to a high standard. The successful candidate will have experience of planning and managing their own workload, with minimal supervision. It would be advantageous if you have an understanding of the way of life for today’s Armed Forces, veterans and their families and if you have experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers. An understanding of the voluntary sector and preferably the military charity sector landscape across Wales would be valuable. Read more here.

SSAFA – Community and Challenge Events Officer

Our small and dedicated team, based in Scotland, includes a Corporate and Events Officer and a Trusts Officer who are managed by our Fundraising Development Manager.  As well as working with your team members, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with over 20 Branches and 5 Service committees to implement fundraising initiatives. We are looking for an exceptional candidate, who thrives on challenge. A determined, highly motivated individual, with a track record of success in community and challenge event fundraising. A natural communicator with proven success in working with and developing volunteers to support this growth. A confident networker, able to represent the charity to external stakeholders, build relationships and reputation, communicate effectively across the region whilst working from home. Read more here.

SSAFA – Corporate and Special Events Officer

This is a brand-new fundraising opportunity where the responsibilities cover the whole of Scotland, which, will be fundamental in developing, supporting, and championing new and existing corporate and special events fundraising initiatives to increase income generation. This role will include engaging with companies, membership organisations and high-net worth donors and fundraising through events and activities as well as COTY and commercial participator agreements. SSAFA in Scotland is entering into an exciting period of strategic development within regional fundraising where you will be able to refine your current skills and develop new ones whilst enhancing your knowledge of the fundraising sector. 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 – Senior Housing Adviser

As Senior Housing Adviser you will lead on delivering a quality holistic housing service to GHH clients. This will involve your own case load plus line managing housing staff and volunteers. Around half of our clients are experiencing homelessness or housing difficulty and as such we are looking to develop further in this area including integrating volunteers into our Tenancy Sustainment Programme. 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. Read more here.

SSAFA – Senior Peer Support Worker

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a friendly, informal team based in the Pearce Institute in Glasgow. We are currently working flexibly between the office and home with some outreach work too. The team at GHH work with a variety of internal and external partners including the nearby SSAFA branches and Scottish Support Office. To be successful in this role you will have a comprehensive knowledge of the Armed Forces charities and broader third sector and be a strong communicator. This experience may have been gained through working or volunteering in adjacent fields or directly with members of the Armed Forces community. It is essential that you can relate as a peer with our client group and so must have served in the British Armed Forces. Read more here.

The Poppy Factory – Administrative Assistant

The Poppy Factory is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide general administrative support and a professional front-of-house service, based at The Poppy Factory in Richmond. The Administrative Assistant role is an exciting opportunity to work across the organisation with exposure to many aspects of our work. You will be a central point of contact for colleagues, visitors, and outside enquiries. 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.

Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest – Trustee

QVSR, the Seamen’s Mission of the Methodist Church, was first established in 1843 to support seafarers and their families in the Port of London.  Today QVSR continues to support retired seafarers and has expanded its work to include ex-servicemen and other men in need of assistance through the provision of accommodation and welfare support in the East End of London.  Additionally, QVSR manages seafarers’ centres based along the River Thames and provides support to seafarers coming into the Port of Tilbury and DP World London Gateway.  In 2022 QVSR will be expanding its work to support seafarers in the ports of Bristol, Felixstowe and Immingham. QVSR is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet 4 times a year to provide strategic direction, oversight of the work of the charity and to give support to the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team.  Alongside these meetings are additional sub-committees, an annual away day and other ad hoc events. We are currently seeking to appoint a Trustee to join the Board and are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have a passion and time for working for a charity. 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: Wednesday, 10 November 2021 || Expires: Tuesday, 07 December 2021