Recruitment at SSAFA

Work for us

Support the UK Armed Forces family worldwide

Work for us

The global SSAFA family is made up of around 500 dedicated employees as well as our wide network of committed volunteers.

We employ:

  • Health and social care professionals such as GPs, Nurses, Midwives and Social Workers located in the UK and overseas
  • Specialists in Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, Finance, HR, Learning & Development and Volunteer Support, based in our London Central Office
  • Skilled staff for our specialist services such as Mentoring and Adoption
  • Business support staff, vital at all of our locations.

It is enormously rewarding to use your skills and experience to make a real difference in people’s lives. You could help us succeed.

To see the benefits we offer to employees, click on the button at the bottom of this page.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the job.

SSAFA is committed to safeguarding and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We use the Disclosure & Barring Service and Disclosure Scotland to undertake criminal records checks where appropriate; you can see our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders here.

 

What's it like working for SSAFA?

Fiona Donaldson-Myles, Community Health Manager,
Health and Social Care, Cyprus
Year Joined: 2002

Community Health Manager, Health and Social Care, Cyprus

"I applied to work at SSAFA because I wanted to work with the Armed Forces as my husband is ex-Army and my dad ex-RAF and I wanted to support military families overseas. I also wanted to give my children the experience of living in other cultures and widening their horizons. I really enjoy working with a dedicated and experienced team of staff who always give 100%. I like the variety of my role and the community spirit. I have been able to develop my knowledge and experience of a wide range of specialisms because we have multi-disciplinary teams here. In the NHS I would have had to stick to one profession."

 

Jason Winer, Executive Assistant,
Client Services based at Central Office, London
Year Joined: 2018

Executive Assistant, Client Services based at Central Office, London

"What I enjoy most about my role is that my department is so varied from Adoption, Housing, Additional Needs, Forcesline, Glasgow Helping Heroes and our Support Groups. This has enabled me to deal directly in assisting families who have suffered so much and in many cases given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Therefore, what I enjoy most about my role is knowing that you really are able to make a difference for people who selflessly put their lives on the line day in day out."

 

Sue Chard, Community Midwife,
Health and Social Care, Cyprus
Year Joined: 2017

Community Midwife, Health and Social Care, Cyprus

"I applied to work for SSAFA because I have had an interest in the military for many years. In my role I enjoy the ability to give continuity of care to families as well as seeing the babies I care for grow up and see their parents gain confidence in their new roles. I enjoy supporting families posted overseas - lacking the social networks that they have at home. Above all I enjoy spending time with the people. Through SSAFA, I have undertaken the ILS course and have become the BLS instructor for the SSAFA team in Cyprus. I have also gained the skill to teach aqua natal to antenatal and postnatal women."

 

Laura Galvin, Personal and Family Support Worker,
RAF Personal Support and Social Work Service based at RAF St Mawgan, Cornwall
Year Joined: 2015

Personal and Family Support Worker, RAF Personal Support, Cornwall

"My parents relocated to St Mawgan from London when I was at university and I spent many fabulous weeks watching the planes fly from RAF St Mawgan when I was down on holiday. After University, I trained as a teacher in London and moved to Cornwall with my family in 2000 where I spent 11 years as a Headteacher before deciding on a change of direction in 2011. Becoming a Personal and Family Support Worker was a sharp learning curve, moving from educational jargon and politics to military speak. However, I quickly got involved and up to speed and the last 4 years have flown by. It is a privilege to support the Armed Forces in this way and I am forever grateful that I followed my gut feeling in applying for the job that I knew nothing about."

 

Gary Williams, Head of Specialist Services,
Volunteer Operations based at Central Office, London
Year Joined: 2015

Head of Specialist Services, Volunteer Operations, London

"After leaving the Army where I served for 27 years I was looking for a new challenge that would give me the sense of purpose I had whilst serving. I started at SSAFA as the Forcesline Manager, which was a great job and very rewarding. My team were also great to work with! I am now the Head of Specialist Services where I am responsible for several services and projects that SSAFA run nationally, including Mentoring , VCJS support service, Gurkha Support service and Joining Forces - a project working with Aged veterans and Age UK. SSAFA have given me the opportunity to develop my leadership skills but also to learn new skills such as project management, coaching in the workplace, safer recruitment to name but three. I am currently on the CLORE enhanced leaders course, giving me an opportunity to engage and learn from a range of experienced leaders in both the military and civilian charity sectors. Who knows, maybe I’ll be a SSAFA Director one day! "

 

Shahbaz Osman, CMS Project Advisor,
Finance based at Central Office, London
Year Joined: 2015

Personal and Family Support Worker, RAF Personal Support, Cornwall

"I applied to work for SSAFA as not having been able to serve the country myself it allowed me to add value to those that have served as well as the volunteers that are supporting them. My current role has given me a lot more of an insight into project management, testing, training and configuration. The logistics in trying to link multiple organisations together on one system has been quite trying, but it has made me now be able to look at problems from multiple perspectives. The best thing about working for SSAFA is that both the volunteers and the employees are so passionate about the service we are providing. This drives them to work together as one big family and help each other to succeed."

 


Current vacancies

Click here to see our current vacancies.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/hr-privacy-notice.

We also have vacancies in British Forces Germany. The following vacancies are available with status:

There are no current vacancies in this category.

In addition we have vacancies which are reserved for family members and dependents of the Britsh Armed Forces as well as members of the civilian componant.  To apply you must have a British Forces Germany ‘Dependant’ Identity Card.  See our vacancies in British Forces Germany.

Volunteer with us

Another way to be part of SSAFA's work is to volunteer working with current Forces and veterans in your local community.

Take a look at some of the opportunities that are available now.