A brand new tri-service one-stop-shop website for job vacancies and training opportunities goes live on 17 September. It’s free to use and is full of forces friendly employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and have job vacancies to fill.
As covenant signatories all employers on this site understand the unique challenges that come with being a family member of a serviceman or woman.
All three families federations, in conjunction with the Defence Relationship Management Team have been working together to bring this project to reality. This was as a result of following recommendations from a Research Report produced by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, commissioned by the Army Families Federation through some LIBOR funding. One of the key recommendations from this report was to introduce a new online jobs platform for spouses/partners.
Who can use FFJs?
Forces Families Jobs site is specifically for military spouses/partners and family members of currently serving and transitioning military personnel.
Finding a job
Search by location, sector or filter on bronze, silver or gold levels of Employment Recognition Scheme award employers. You can also subscribe for job alerts so that you can be notified when vacancies are loaded that match your own skill-sets and preference.
Other options include the facility to upload your CV, create a profile and make your details searchable. This will make you visible to employers who can search CVs that match their specifications. All maximising your chance to find a new job through FFJs.
Training and career support
The research carried out shared that 54% of all partners/spouses surveyed said they were unaware of the training and career support available for them. So this section of the website has pooled together the many offers available for you in one simple space; much of which is fully funded.
- Business start-ups
- Training courses
- Career events and insight days
- Career advice
- Funding available
- Discounted training
- Further support
The following organisations have supported FFJs through considerable financial funding and support and we are hugely grateful.
- Annington Trust
- Army Benevolent Fund (ABF)
- Army Central Fund
- Defence Relationship Management (DRM)
- Manpower Group
- Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA)
- Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC)
- University of Wolverhampton
Explore the website
Visit forcesfamiliesjobs.co.uk (won’t go live until 17th Sep) or email any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst Forces Families Jobs site is specifically for military spouses, partners and family members of currently serving and transitioning military personnel, the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is the MOD’s official provider of armed forces resettlement. It’s dedicated to those leaving the armed forces and providing employment opportunities for service leavers.
Visit the CTP website for more detail.