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Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports children and young people aged 0-25 who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces of the Crown.

In 2020 we provided direct support to 450 bereaved Service children across the UK and even internationally. This includes families from the British Army, the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and both regular and reserve forces.

Our help to bereaved Service families is delivered through 4 Family Programmes; SMILES, SUPPORT, STRIDES and SPRINGBOARD.

The SMILES Programme does what it says on the tin, it’s a range of fun based activities which help our members feel part of a community, let them know the British public hasn’t forgotten their sacrifice and gives them the chance to smile again.

Our SUPPORT programme offers help with our beneficiaries’ emotional health and well-being, including access to professional bereavement support. Our Families Support Team provide timely guidance to beneficiaries and their parents/carers.

Our STRIDES and SPRINGBOARD Programmes are both focused on education and development needs. STRIDES includes a range of small grants and provides assistance to those at the ‘business- end’ of their education, the 14-18 year old cohort. SPRINGBOARD builds on the foundations of STRIDES and offers a range of grants and activities for young adults aged 18-25 focused on career development.

We are looking for someone to work directly with bereaved Forces children, young people and young adults (0-25 years) and their families to promote positive emotional health and wellbeing and to help minimise any negative impacts of their bereavement. To work in cooperation with the charity’s other Family Programmes.

Closing Date:     16th April 2021
Contract:            Full time, Perm
Salary:                £25,000 p.a.
Hours:                37.5 per week
How to apply:   Visit the charity’s website to find out more about the role and to download the application form here: www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/jobs