Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Armed Forces Covenant Programme Officer for Dorset

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Fixed Term / Secondment for 20 months
37.5 per week
Job ref
£26,565 to £35,577 p.a.
30/07/2018 23:59
Interview date





We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing team the NHS70 National winner for excellence in Mental Healthcare.

We require a dynamic self-starter to strengthen delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant across Dorset for the serving and veteran armed forces community thus providing support to honour the promise set out in the armed forces Covenant. 

  • This position is offered on a fixed term / secondment basis for 20 months; working 37.5 hours per week.

The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and sometimes suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families.

They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.

This will be a Dorset County Council post directly managed by the Clinical and Service Lead Armed Forces Health and Wellbeing Team for Dorset HealthCare, although directly answerable to our newly formed Armed Forces Covenant Partnership board.

This is an exciting opportunity to drive forward the Armed Forces Covenant here in Dorset, working with a range of stakeholders.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.  

  • Interviews to be held on the 17th August 2018.    

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Cornette (External Funding & Grants Manager) on 01305 224306 or or Andy Gritt (Clinical and Service Lead) via      

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