Forces in Mind Trust – Policy Officer

Do you want to support former Service personnel and their families to have a successful and fulfilling transition into civilian life? Do you want to help shape policy and influence decision makers to deliver this? Would you like to be part of a small but dedicated team? If so, then join FiMT as our Policy Officer.

We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our team to help ensure that our evidence base can have a significant impact and improve outcomes for the Armed Forces community.

About FiMT

We were founded in 2011 with a £35 million endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund to improve transition to civilian life for Service leavers and their families. Our mission is to enable a successful and sustainable transition to civilian life and we provide an evidence base that will influence and underpin effective policy making and practice. We then look to leverage this evidence to effect positive change.

About the role

You will work as part of the Policy, Influencing and Evaluation team to positively influence policy makers and service providers.

Make a tangible difference:

  • Help the delivery of impactful policy initiatives to address the needs of ex-Service personnel and their families.
  • Drive evidence-based influencing: leverage FiMT’s robust research to inform policy and secure positive change.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships: build strong connections with policymakers and stakeholders to amplify FiMT’s mission.

We seek a skilled professional with:

  • Demonstrated understanding of policy development and implementation with strong analytical skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication to clearly convey complex policy issues.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and deliver within deadlines.
  • Thrive in a team environment and foster a culture of open communication.
  • An interest in supporting the Armed Forces community.

What do we offer?

  • Salary of £38,771 to £40,049, depending on experience
  • Competitive benefits package, including health screening programme and group pension plan
  • Hybrid working (London office with flexibility)
  • 30 days leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Additional paid leave for reservists and volunteering opportunities
  • Supportive team environment

Are you ready to make a lasting impact?

Join us and be part of shaping a better future for our Armed Forces community. Submit your application by midnight on Monday 24 June 2024. For full details and information on how to apply see the attached Job Description. If you have any questions about the role, please contact

Interviews will take place on Monday 15 July at Mountbarrow House, London.

Due to the significant number of applications received for posts, we will only be able to provide feedback for those candidates who are invited to interview.

Forces in Mind Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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