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Service group raises more than £1,100 for Poppyscotland

A local service group that helps individuals with learning difficulties has raised almost £1,200 for leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland.

The group, which supports individuals with learning difficulties to be more independent through organised activities, chose to support Poppyscotland due to the fact that 2018 is the centenary year of the signing of the Armistice that led to the end of the First World War.

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Longest serving blind veteran’s remarkable life celebrated at charity chapel as he passes away at 98

The long life of a remarkable blind veteran was celebrated on Tuesday at a funeral service held at the St Dunstan’s Chapel at the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Ovingdean.

Norman Perry, who lived at the Blind Veterans UK centre for more than 18 years, was the longest serving beneficiary of the charity having received support for over 76 years.

Norman, who died on 16 April aged 98, insisted that guests were not to wear to wear black to his funeral. The service, which was attended by friends, family and other blind veterans, was much more a celebration of life than a sombre affair.

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Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) course free for charity staff

RA CPD has developed an Information, Advice and Guidance course (distance learning with online tutorials over an 6 – 8 week period) for staff who give advice but for whom it is probably not their primary role. Completion of the course earns a nationally recognised level 2 qualification. RA CPD has gained funding for the course and will ask only for a minimal fee to cover registration costs should the learner not complete. The programme covers how to plan, conduct and evaluate information, advice or guidance sessions and enables learners to acquire the skills to establish co-operative working relationships.

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Commission receives annual £5m interim funding boost

The Charity Commission publishes update on current and future funding model

The Charity Commission has been awarded funding from the Government of £5 million per year to help it respond to significant increases in demand on its core regulatory functions, including registration and compliance.

This funding has been awarded as a interim solution, while the Commission considers longer term, more sustainable funding models.

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Taken on Trust: awareness and effectiveness of charity trustees in England and Wales

Research into awareness and the effectiveness of charity trustees in England and Wales. Also includes Charity Commission response and provider perspective.

Taken on Trust: The Awareness of Charity Trustees in England and Wales
The new report (launched November 2017) in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants provides the most comprehensive picture of trusteeship in a generation, and recommends that charity boards do more to promote diversity and encourage applications from trustees from non-traditional backgrounds.

The research also finds that charity trustees, who are overwhelmingly volunteers, feel positively about their role and about the personal reward and satisfaction it gives them.

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Sign up to J.P. Morgan’s Ex-Military Transition Programme

Join to get the skills and experiences you need to start a career in global finance.

J.P. Morgan’s internship programme will give you first-hand experience of working in the City for a leading global financial services firm. The programme will teach you how to use your skills gained in the military to flourish in a corporate environment.

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Watch our New Employers Video

We have launched a short film that showcases our services for employers.

The video promotes the message that ‘Military is Good for Business’, and explains how the OA can help employers benefit from recruiting veterans.

Recruiting former officers benefits employers, according to a report compiled by Deloitte, with contributions from the Officers’ Association and Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT). 72% of organisations with active ex-military recruitment programmes said they would definitely recommend employing veterans.

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25th September 2017: External Event – Deloitte Military Insight Day – London

Deloitte (the multinational accounting firm) is running an Insight Day on working in Professional Service. This workshop will provide insight into who Deloitte are and what they do, how your skills can match those needed within professional services. how other have transitioned from the Armed Forces to Professional Services and how to ‘civilianise’ your CV.

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26th September 2017: External Event – Leavers’ Link – Norwich

Leavers’ Link is an all ranks, free to all networking event organisation based in East Anglia. They host monthly informal networking events in Colchester and Norwich in which they introduce and connect Service Leavers and Veterans to regional business influencers from a wide range of sectors and professions in a relaxed and friendly setting.

65% – 85% of jobs are gained through networking (Harvard Business School). If you are leaving the Armed Forces, you cannot afford not to network!

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