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Job Vacancy

Litterforce Project Officer


Location

42 Canada Street Manchester

Based at

Walking With The Wounded, 42 Canada Street, Manchester, M40 8AE

Job Type 

Full time 37.5 hrs, permanent

Employed by 

Walking With The Wounded (WWTW)

Line Manager

Corporate Sponsorship & Development Manager

Salary

£26,000 - £28,000

Benefits

5% employer pension contribution, Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date

Sunday 15th September

 

Former servicemen and women can face many challenges when they leave the armed forces, and among the toughest of these challenges are reintegrating into civilian life and replicating the sense of purpose and self-worth they experienced while serving. It is these that Walking With The Wounded supports through employment services as well as mental health care.

Many will find new purpose through employment, but volunteering can also be an effective means of meeting new people, reducing social isolation and discovering activities that increase wellbeing and may lead to employment opportunities.

To help those willing to engage in this way, Keep Britain Tidy and Walking With The Wounded have come together to launch LitterForce, a partnership that will work with local people and the wider veteran community to tackle the national scourge of litter.

Our new programme aims to create a national network of veteran volunteers who will work alongside local businesses, councils, schools and individuals, creating group events to clean up and beautify their local communities. This network will utilise their skills acquired in the military. This network of veteran volunteers will also provide a support network for those who have found the transition out of the military challenging, allowing them to gain purpose and self-worth and to help them reintegrate into society.

As Project Officer, you will be integral to the development and success of LitterForce, assisting the Project Manager in the planning, co-ordination and delivery of the project. You will be tasked with managing key stakeholders to deliver community clean ups and other tasks considered of value by local authorities. You will also be required to develop effective pathways to enable ex-military and their families to actively undertake voluntary activities as identified as well as ensuring these volunteers are well supported throughout their journey. As Project Officer, you will be the face of LitterForce and an ambassador for the partnership between Keep Britain Tidy and Walking With The Wounded.

Walking With The Wounded promotes family friendly flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow, is an equal opportunities employer and committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

To apply, please complete the WWTW application form and submit with your CV to joel@wwtw.org.uk by 1700hrs, Sunday 15th September 2019.

Should you require any further information, please contact Joel Oxberry: 0161 205 9287

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