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Advanced Practitioner

Job Type



East Midlands




Posted Date

12 December 2022


Closing Date

19 December 2022

This is a great opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Social Worker to join our team and contribute to the further development of the service. This role is located at RAF Coningsby, part of the friendly and supportive East Region. We are a hard-working team, dispersed across the East of England. Although we all have our own area of responsibility, we support each other in delivering the best possible service to the RAF community. The Advanced Practitioner will be expected to carry a caseload and support the wider Regional team, leading in an area of expert practice, developing the knowledge and skills base.


You will have the opportunity to build on and develop your existing skills. You will work closely with RAF Coningsby’s Welfare and Community Support teams, as well as the Local Authority, Health, and other civilian agencies in relation to providing direct welfare support to the service community. This role may include, but is not limited to, one to one support, advocacy, initial assessments, support plans, signposting, and referrals to outside agencies.

This is an exciting and sometimes unpredictable role where no two days are the same!


About the team


Our Personal Support & Social Work Service provides a professional, confidential and comprehensive range of social work and welfare support services to the RAF Community within the UK. The service consists of approximately 60 staff members across the North, South and East Regions.


The East Region is made up of 20 staff within two sub-teams, located on various RAF stations within a large geographical location. 

About you


To carry out this role successfully you will have a relevant Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England. You will also have demonstrable post-qualification experience of working within a statutory Adult and/or Children and Families setting and be skilled in completing thorough assessments to achieve successful outcomes. Evidence of post qualification training / development is also essential, as well as good communication, organisational and IT skills. You must be prepared to travel regularly within the East region in the course of your work, so access to a vehicle and 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.



SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of practical, emotional, and financial support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. In 2021 our trained teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 66,000 people, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts, or currently serving (both regulars and reserves), and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person and their family, any time they need us and in any way they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA


SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.


SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Sara Warren on 07387-253-437 or for an informal discussion.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.


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Closing date: Midnight on 19th December 2022. SSAFA reserves the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.


Interviews: 18th and 19th January 2023

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