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Monday, 1 March 2021

Army Welfare Service recruiting Military and Civilian Army Welfare Workers


Have you ever considered a career an as Army Welfare Worker?

Army Welfare Service are currently recruiting for both Military and Civilian Army Welfare Workers (AWWs).

Army Welfare Service (AWS) is the Army’s professional welfare provider; it delivers a comprehensive and confidential welfare service responsive to the needs of individuals, families and the Chain of Command in order to maximise the operational effectiveness of Service Personnel.

Military and Civilian Army Welfare Workers (AWWs) provide an independent, confidential and specialist welfare service to Service Personnel and their families. AWWs are a Main Trade for Pay (MTFP) within the Adjutant General’s Corps, SPS Branch, and an employment specialism within the MOD Civil Service. Civilian AWWs (D Grade Civil Servants) undertake an equivalent selection/recruitment process to Military AWWs.

AWWs are required to undertake the 8-month Defence Specialist Welfare Worker Course run through Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA) School of Personal Administration (DSPA). This course includes a residential phase at Worthy Down and a placement under supervision in an AWS Area Team. Successful completion of the course attracts accreditation with a Level 7 Certificate in Specialist Welfare.

Regular military personnel from any cap badge and Service may apply to transfer into the AWW role. The AWW MTFP offers a career structure from Sergeant (Sgt/OR6) to Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1/OR9) with assignments in major garrisons within the UK and a limited number of overseas posts such as Brunei.

Civilian AWW vacancies will be advertised on the Civil Service Jobs website at in line with the usual Civil Service job application process.

Full details on the application process for military and civilians is contained in 2021DIN01-031 which is available to current CS personnel.