Project Manager – Military Programme

Circa. £45K per annum

Samaritans is a unique charity that provides support to people who are struggling to cope. Through a brand new programme of work Samaritans will be offering armed forces staff and their families tailor-made confidential support services round the clock, wherever they are in the world. We are looking for a Project Manager with recent exemplary service in the Armed Forces to work in collaboration with charities, agencies and academics to develop and implement a programme that helps military personnel, veterans and their loved ones identify when someone may need emotional support, and access Samaritans’ services more easily, whether they are in the UK or stationed overseas.

There will be 3 elements to the programme:

  • Building on Samaritans’ existing digital technology to offer service men and women at home and abroad access to confidential support by text, email and instant messaging
  • Online training for military personnel and their families in listening skills, giving them the confidence and expertise to encourage each other to open up when life is tough
  • Face to face training to create listening volunteers within the forces, available night and day for colleagues who need to talk about difficult thoughts or feelings

Along with recent service in the Armed Forces and a sound understanding of the military mind-set the ideal candidate will have strong project management skills to manage a range of activities simultaneously, on time and within budget.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most trusted charities at an exciting time of development for the organisation.  If you are looking to make a real difference in a rewarding environment, this would be the ideal opportunity. 

Our Location

Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey which is just over 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon. As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, free parking, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.

To Apply

Please complete and return the above application form via email to recruitment@samaritans.org