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About our Recruitment Officers

Help us find find the best people for our volunteer network

For more information call our Volunteer team on 0845 658 1167 or send us an enquiry.

Recruitment Officer

As Recruitment Officer you will be responsible for finding volunteers in your local community, supporting them in their work and planning for the future.

About the role

Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do and we’re looking for someone with ideas and initiative to make sure we find the best people to grow our network.

You’ll need to find and interview new volunteers and once they are appointed to make sure that they are happy in their roles with us. This includes planning for ideas and activities to keep volunteers in post and how posts will be filled once they become vacant. You will work with our volunteer Training Organisers and staff at our national office in London to create plans and strategies.

This rewarding role is an opportunity to offer your time and expertise to benefit those in your community, as well as to develop new skills and meet some inspirational people.

Who we're looking for

All our Recruitment Officers receive local induction training about SSAFA .

You do not need a Forces background to volunteer with us. Most importantly, we are looking for volunteers who will listen sensitively and treat people with respect at all times. We also welcome people who have:

  • Willingness to develop new skills and train for new things
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to work in a team and support others
  • Ability to work within our Volunteer Policy and Code of Conduct
  • Ability to work confidentially
  • A driver’s licence (for some geographical areas).

How to apply

Contact us to find out about opportunities to become a Recruitment Officer in your local area.

Our recruitment process includes interviews and a reference check.

Contact us about volunteering

The information you provide will be used to create a personal record on our database if your application to become a SSAFA volunteer is successful. It will not be used for any other purpose or shared with any other organisation; all data collected from unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed as soon as it is no longer needed. SSAFA complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.