When a member of the British military retires from active service and returns to civilian life, the adjustments required can be significant. Unmarried soldiers with no children may have no dependents, but if they have been serving overseas the idea of finding a new home via a private let can be somewhat daunting.
Equally, many of the men and women of our armed forces may have been living in Service Family Accommodation and now find themselves seeking a roof over their heads for themselves and their families. This guide will offer advice that can make the transition from serviceperson to civilian as smooth as possible.
The Group's aim is to secure equality of pensions for former regular members of the Armed Forces who served for fewer than 22 years at any time to April 1975 and who were discharged before 5th April 1975. This also applies to those regulars who were discharged prior to 1981 who do not meet the criteria of length of service and age.
British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) is a Social Enterprise created to help the Armed Forces Community with their transition into civilian life
MOD site for Service Leavers and Employers. Advice and information for personnel who are leaving or have already left the Armed Forces. Search for resettlement workshops and vocational training courses to help you prepare for your future career.
Civvyjobs.com is a dedicated ex Military jobs board for employers and recruitment agencies who are actively looking to recruit personnel who have previously served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army.
One stop solution for Armed Forces education, resettlement, and recruitment.
MOD site with information for veterans - help finding your service record, enquiries regarding medals, pensions, etc.
Nationwide ex-forces recruitment agency.
At the end of their service career, which is invariably shorter than other public sector workers, service men and women should receive a pension at least as good as other public servants - and one that protects the financial position of their widow(er)s, partners and dependants in the event of their death.
The MOD Medal Office is the sole authority for the issue of medals authorised by Her Majesty to British service personnel and veterans. It is a tri-service Office became based at Imjin Barracks, Innsworth.
NESA exists as a campaign tool for ex service men and women, their family, friends and supporters. Their website and newsletter exist to offer a voice of complaint, campaign and petition for Ex Service men and women, their supporters and families.
The Officers'Association is a charity dedicated to assisting officers who have retired or are about to retire from Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The Association's work falls into three main categories:
Armed Forces resettlement training, retraining courses and recruitments/job for ex-military personnel.
As a wife or husband of a serving member of the Army, Navy or Airforce, life involves constant change and plenty of spouses forgo their careers, hitting hurdles when it comes to keeping a job that works around all the moving about and deployments. Launched in 2012, this recruitment website recognises an enormous talent pool of British service spouses, who, given the chance, would be an asset to any business. Why? Because they are by nature motivated, flexible and have the ability to juggle ten things at once.
Recruit for Spouses offers businesses the chance to access this vast potential workforce by advertising their jobs direct to this unique community. Spouses upload their CVs, whilst employees advertise their vacancies and the RFS team of volunteers match the two together. The types of jobs available are wide ranging, from shop floor to board room level, including contract work, part-time and full-time vacancies, job-shares as well as working from home roles. So whether spouses are looking for a job locally or want to find work that is flexible or based from home so that they can fit it around children, postings or deployments, Recruit for Spouses helps.
Joining is free, we offer our members CV writing/job interview mentoring and invite them to benefit from a collaboration with Dress for Success, a charity that helps to boost confidence though style advice.
Its objective is to:
Assist ex-regular Servicemen and women to find employment throughout their working life
Offer employers access to staff they can rely on.
Help finding your service record.
The Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex-Services is designed to help single ex-regulars to find appropriate accommodation when they leave the Service. Through this service the project reduces the likelihood of ex-services personnel becoming homeless or sleeping rough after discharge.
SVR is Scotland’s oldest ex-service charity, founded in 1910 to support independent living for ex-service men and women and their spouses of all ages.
The charity operates in close association with Scottish Veterans’ Housing Association Ltd which owns and manages the two main residences of Whitefoord House located on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile and Rosendael situated in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. The charity manages the Murray Home the low to medium dependency care accommodation on Gilmerton Road, South Edinburgh.