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Personal and Family Support Worker - RAF Brize Norton

Job Type

Full Time


South East England



£26,500 per annum

Posted Date

2 May 2023


Closing Date

10 May 2023

Are you interested in working alongside our Armed Forces community and supporting them in ways that make an actual difference to their day-to day lives, are you ready to take on a new challenge in a role where no two days are the same? if the answer is yes, then we want to hear from you!

You will join our efficient and effective Personal Support & Social Work Service at Brize Norton. You will be working with a diverse, agile, and creative workforce with a passion for supporting others.

Please note that internally this position is known as Personal and Family Support Worker (PFSW)
SSAFA is a voluntary organisation and the intervention and support we deliver is provided with consent on a non-statuary basis.
The PFSW will provide direct and impactful welfare support to our service users including RAF personnel and their immediate families
You will have opportunities to develop and add to existing skills and knowledge base in the Social Care field.
You will be involved in conducting need assessments for our service users to plan and create the appropriate intervention.
You will work closely with uniformed Station Welfare staff as well as with relevant Local Authorities, Health, and other civilian agencies as well as other military organisations and charities.
Find out more about the 32 year history of the Personal Support & Social Work Service and hear from a team member at RAF St Mawgan on our careers page
About the Team

The Personal Support & Social Work Service is a non-statutory, confidential service, for the Royal Air Force community, with a presence at RAF stations and MOD locations across the UK.
This role is located at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, part of the friendly and supportive South Region. We are a hard-working team, from diverse professional backgrounds, dispersed across the South of England.  Although we all have our own area of responsibility, we support each other in delivering the best possible service to the military community.
The role at RAF Brize Norton is co-located with 3 other workers, who collectively support military personnel and their families at what is the largest RAF station in the UK.
About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have:
Demonstrable experience of working in the field of social care, or in a related field.
Experience of carrying out assessments, preparing plans and monitoring and reviewing outcomes.
Excellent prioritisation and organisation of caseload.
Comprehensive IT skills including MS Office and case management systems.
The willingness and ability to travel for work including a car and full driving licence.

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

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