Project Support Officer - Edinburgh
Based at our hub in Edinburgh
Status: Fixed-term until March 2024
Salary: Band 5, £27,207 - £33,441 , per annum, dependent on experience, plus 5% Scotland Fringe Allowance (capped at £1,901)
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So, when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.
About the role:
The role presents a unique opportunity to play a lead role in the development of the Scottish Governments Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (VMHWS) and be part of a small team supporting the Implementation Board led by ministerial appointee Dr Charles Winstanley.
The clear aim of the Veteran’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Service is to ensure that every veteran in Scotland has access to a range of accessible, appropriate, high quality and co-ordinated services to promote and support their mental health and wellbeing. The Implementation Board has a responsibility to place the principles of Partnership, Prevention, Personalisation, Parity, and clear Pathways at the centre of all its activity, to not only achieve the best outcomes, but to ensure alignment with Scottish Government strategy.
Combat Stress is hosting a small team to support this process and as such the postholder will be subject to the organisation’s terms and conditions for the duration of their employment.
If you are interested in joining us to contribute to developing our mental health services for veterans, then we would be delighted to hear from you.
This role is subject to a PVG check.
As a healthcare environment, and for the health and wellbeing of our staff, veterans and visitors, we encourage everyone at Combat Stress especially professionals that are veteran facing to take up the offer to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
What we offer:
You will work within a reputable charity that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our veterans, that has a fantastic cause and a committed follower base.
• 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
• Competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 11% of salary
• Discount shopping vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
• Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible working
• Access to Blue Light Card scheme
Plus many more.
How to apply:
To apply, send an up to date CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about the role please contact Jane Menzies, Head of Operations - Scotland on email@example.com
Closing date: 28 August 2022
Interview date: TBC
Please note, we reserve the right to close this advert early, should we receive a sufficient amount of applicants
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