Job Description

Full Job Description

£33,250 to £35,150 per annum pro rata
8 Month FTC. Full Time 35 hours per week 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays pro rata, pension with double matched employer contributions up to 14%, retail discounts and savings, training and development opportunities.
Contractual hours
Fixed Term – Full Time
Job category/type
+ Advice and Welfare


At the Royal British Legion, we believe in building on potential. As Regional Lead Independent Living your ability to lead the regional delivery of the Independent Living Advice Service could have a real impact on people’s lives.


At its heard, RBL is a people organisation. People who want to do the very best for others, while at the same time making the most of the opportunities and experiences we offer them.


We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 210,000 members, 50,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

As the Regional Lead for Independent Living you will be responsible for providing supervision and guidance to Independent Living Advisers working in the Region, providing advice, support and advocacy for beneficiaries living with long term illness, continuing care or disabilities, or caring for someone with these conditions, helping them to access statutory support, where appropriate.


If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

  • Manage the services and support provided by team members, ensuring that this meets appropriate quality standards and delivers personalised, outcome focussed, flexible support in accordance with Legion policies and best practice.
  • Ensure that individual cases are allocated and supported in an integrated way that best meets the beneficiaries’ needs and ensure that complex cases are risk assessed, carefully and safely managed.
  • Co-ordinate the allocation of resources and planning of support activities within the Independent Living service, ensuring community-based peripatetic beneficiary support is available through home visits, area offices, secondary locations, partner premises and other community locations as necessary.
  • As the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) provide safeguarding advice and support to welfare staff and welfare volunteers.
  • Carry our regular quality assurance and compliance checks, including staff observations, file reviews, checking the accuracy of advice given and reporting back on findings to the Regional Specialist Services Manager and individuals to ensure continuous development and service improvement.
  • Liaise and work with local statutory bodies, national representatives and other organisations as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of, and implement, changes in social welfare law relevant to disability, social care, housing and continuing care.

A relevant sector specific qualification / or significant demonstrable experience is required, e.g. NVQ Level 3 or 4 in Health and Social Care, an Occupational Therapy qualification, a recognised medical qualification e.g. Physiotherapist or nursing qualification, a qualification in advocacy or social policy. Supervisory, Line management or Service management experience essential.


Please note this role is home-based with some requirements to travel across geographical area and wider area, in line with hybrid working practices The South region encompasses Devon and Cornwall, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset London and South East England. Candidates will ideally live within this region (but may be considered if they are located a short commute from the border of this region).


The role is subject to relevant employment checks, including Enhanced DBS Clearance.

About the Royal British Legion – Careers in Advice and Welfare

Across the country, in every city and on every street, the RBL is there to support our Armed Forces community.

Every day, everyone in our Advice and Welfare teams dedicate themselves to bettering the lives of those in this community.

Be it a conversation about financial support, physical and mental wellbeing, employment, housing, independent living or social support – working in these teams means the time you’d spend with those who need our help, and the advice you’d offer, could have a profound effect on their lives.

It’s this mission, this scale, this challenge and the values we all live by, that makes the RBL such a fulfilling place to thrive.

We also want those who need our support to be able to get it when they need it, and from those best placed to give it. Which is why we’ve invested in multi-channel support services.

So, if you want to give your days meaning. To put your passion into a role with real impact. To support people and be supported yourself. In an inclusive team that faces every challenge together. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we think you’ll find a role here that works for you, with career opportunities right across the UK.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be.

It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

For more information: Dsl Jobs – 2022 |


Closing date for this role is: Tuesday 2nd August 2022