Job opportunity - Deputy Head of Welfare Services

WAVE Trauma Centre are recruiting for a Deputy Head of Welfare Services, the post has the potential to be located in any of their 5 centres: Armagh, Ballymoney, Belfast, Derry~Londonderry, Omagh.

The Post Holder will assist with leading the team of Welfare Rights Officers who deliver a comprehensive one-to-one welfare rights service to those bereaved, injured and/or traumatised as a result of the ‘Troubles’, to survivors of Historic Institutional Abuse (HIA) and Mother and Baby Magdelene Laundry and Workhouses (MBMLW) They will also help to oversee the team of Welfare Rights Officers and trainees who are engaging with the Victims Payment Board (VPB) in relation to the Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme (TPDPS.)  The post holder will further assist in co-ordination and management of our regional Welfare Advice service across all our Centres, ensuring quality standards are maintained and a victim centred service is provided in line with the organisation’s strategic objectives.

Salary: £33,820 per annum

Location: This post has the potential to be located in any of their 5 centres: Armagh, Ballymoney, Belfast, Derry Londonderry, Omagh (dependent on the successful candidate’s preferred location)

WAVE is committed to the support and development of its staff and volunteer team and offers an attractive remuneration and benefits are offered to include; access to specialist trauma accredited education programmes; increased annual leave with service, 8% pension employer contribution, external supervision and an Employee Support Package.

If you feel you are up for this challenging and rewarding opportunity please download the Applicant Information Pack, Employment Application Form, Guidance Notes and Monitoring Form.

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure Check.

Extended closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at 2.00pm.

WAVE is committed to the equality of opportunity and selection will be based on merit.