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Blesma Area Support Officer (West)

Main purpose: To support Blesma Members in the designated Area of responsibility by providing a welfare visiting service. The Area comprises Wales, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

Main Duties

  • Assist Members to obtain all the assistance to which they may be entitled from statutory sources, such as Benefits and Allowances from the DWP and Veterans UK and care services from the NHS and Local Authorities.
  • Promote the mobility and independence of Members through the provision of disability and mobility aids either through statutory sources or from Blesma or other charitable sources.
  • Support Members in their dealings with the Health Services’ Limb Service with a view to ensuring they receive a satisfactory and appropriate level of support.
  • Refer Members to other specialist charities and organisations when appropriate.
  • Assist Members in financial distress and whose need is not provided for by the State by considering grants from Blesma or other charitable sources and making the appropriate recommendations.
  • Support Blesma activity in their Area through building a community profile, representing Blesma at events, engaging volunteers and supporting fundraising activities.

Location: Home Based in Area (West) 

Salary: £38,000 plus company car and contributory pension.  

How to apply: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the job requirements to execasst@blesma.org

The closing date for applications is 21 July.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 August with starting dates 4 September or as soon as possible thereafter.

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Blesma Area Support Officer (Midlands)

Main purpose: To support Blesma Members in the designated Area of responsibility by providing a welfare visiting service.  The Area comprises Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Birmingham. 

Main Duties

  • Assist Members to obtain all the assistance to which they may be entitled from statutory sources, such as Benefits and Allowances from the DWP and Veterans UK and care services from the NHS and Local Authorities.
  • Promote the mobility and independence of Members through the provision of disability and mobility aids either through statutory sources or from Blesma or other charitable sources.
  • Support Members in their dealings with the Health Services’ Limb Service with a view to ensuring they receive a satisfactory and appropriate level of support.
  • Refer Members to other specialist charities and organisations when appropriate.
  • Assist Members in financial distress and whose need is not provided for by the State by considering grants from Blesma or other charitable sources and making the appropriate recommendations.
  • Support Blesma activity in their Area through building a community profile, representing Blesma at events, engaging volunteers and supporting fundraising activities.

Location: Home Based in Area (Midlands) 

Salary: £38,000 plus company car and contributory pension.  

How to apply: Please send a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the job requirements to execasst@blesma.org

The closing date for applications is 21 July.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 August with starting dates 4 September or as soon as possible thereafter.

Full job description