Armed Forces Engagement Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 25/06/2021 23:59
£20,092 - 21,748
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
"Compass House, Blyth"
Number of posts:
Closing date:
25 Jun
Further Information


The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we must work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.
For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The role
Northumberland County Council has an exciting and innovative opportunity for an Armed Forces Engagement Officer.

The purpose of this role is to gather intelligence in relation to the existing process to enable a more planned, proactive and resettlement experience for veterans moving to a civilian home in Northumberland.

This post will complement the existing Armed Forces Outreach Service by identifying where improvements can be made within the existing discharge processes. This will involve networking and developing closer links with the discharge teams that sit across the armed forces, and is an integral element in order to promote early intervention, ultimately preventing homelessness across Northumberland County Council.

We are looking for someone who understands the current issues facing veterans therefore you will also have experience of either serving in the Armed Forces or working within that environment. You will be an exceptional communicator with experience of networking and partnership working.

The ability to analyse and interpret complex data is essential to this role alongside competent technical skills.

If you are looking for a new challenge and feel you have the qualities required to fulfil this role and if you are motivated and genuinely aspire to helping people then we would love to hear from you.

This post is fixed term for 12months and is funded through the North of Tyne Combined Authority, under the Supporting Homeless Veterans Determination (2018-19).

We are offering:
A starting salary of £20,092 - £21,748 (Band 4)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Amanda Mason, Engagement and Sustainability Manager on 07855126121.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07790 557335 or jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.