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Blesma Chief Executive

£90,000 pa

Full-time, permanent


Blesma – The Limbless Veterans is a national charity and membership association for those who have lost limbs or the use of limbs, or their eyesight, speech or hearing in service or as a result of service in Her Majesty’s Forces. Our Members also include ex-Service men and women who lose limbs or eyes, or lose the use of a limb through a traumatic incident after service.

Rehabilitation, support, counselling, and care are the four principal foundations of our organisation.

Our mission is to help our Members to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and well-being support that includes their dependants and in particular their widows and widowers.

We also campaign for our veteran’s rights and provide practical support by offering Members and their families a comprehensive grants and welfare system.

Together, we can help our men, women and their families face the challenges ahead with renewed confidence and self-belief.

We are now seeking a new Chief Executive to play a critical role in leading our dedicated staff team in the provision of the best possible continuing support to our Members, protecting and sustaining the values of service and mutual support and respect that we hold so dear, and ensuring that Blesma can look forward to a thriving future for as long as our services are required.

The role requires substantial senior leadership experience in contexts and settings that are directly relevant to the social care, welfare, health, and wellbeing support that Blesma delivers to its Members.

How to apply?

For more information and to apply online, please visit

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement.

Closing date: Monday 26th June

First interviews: Week beginning 3rd July (remote)

Second interviews: 10th, 11th or 12th July on-site at Blesma’s offices in Chelmsford

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact our recruitment partner, NFP Consulting:

Simon Lloyd, Director

07961 988 523

Full Candidate Brief

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Outreach Officer (South)

We are looking for a permanent full-time Outreach Officer to contribute their personality, energy, drive, skills and experience to add value to our Blesma Outreach team within the Independence and Wellbeing department at Blesma, The Limbless Veterans.

The role is home-based being a varied one, focusing primarily on delivering an engaging blended programme of activities that enhances social inclusion, improves the wellbeing of our members and overcomes the negative impact of disability. The role requires a person who is a self starter, friendly, compassionate, confident who enjoys taking the initiative being creative and has a strong commitment to the veterans’ community.

The role also involves representing Blesma and raising the charity’s profile within the local community across the South.

Main purpose To support Blesma Members in the designated area by providing an outreach service, working in conjunction with Blesma Support Officer (South).

Location: Home based in Area (BN, GU, OX, PO, RG, RH, SL, SO and SP)

Responsible: Blesma Support Officer (South)

Salary and Benefits: £27,621.63 plus car. The role requires the incumbent to have use of a vehicle and Blesma will pay ‘duty’ mileage at HMRC rates

Blesma offers a contributory pension scheme – employer’s contribution of 5% and a suggested employee’s contribution of 5% and a Death in Service insurance benefit equal to one times annual salary.

Contract: Permanent.

Holidays: 25 days per annum pro rata, plus statutory holidays.

Equal Opportunities Blesma is an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this is expected.

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How to apply? Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to