Tuesday, 31 January 2017

CLIENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR – Regional Resettlement Centre, Aldershot

12 Month Contract – part time - 30 Hours per week - 08:30-17:00

Salary £16,800 + benefits

The Ministry of Defence and Right Management work together as the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) delivering comprehensive outplacement support to people leaving HM Forces.

The Client Services Administrator (CSA) is a key client facing position within the CTP organisation, working at the Aldershot Resettlement Centre. You will be the first point of contact for our many clients, supporting our regional and national initiatives whilst offering high quality customer service.

You will support clients in their vocational training and job search efforts by providing up to date information, advice and guidance, giving presentations and facilitating workshops.

You will be highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint, and experienced in using databases and web-based management systems

You will hold or be willing to work towards an NVQ Level 3 in Advice & Guidance and NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration.

This is a rewarding and challenging role where you can utilise your administrative, organising and customer service skills and experience to full effect.

To apply please email: rtomlinson@ctp.org.uk CSA Aldershot for a full job description or to apply with your CV and covering letter. Assessment Centre will be held on the 24th February 2017 at the Regional Resettlement Centre, Aldershot.

This post is subject to an MoD security check.

Closing date for applications is the 17th February 2017.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

SSAFA Got Your Back Campaign

SSAFA has joined forces with celebrities to launch "Got Your Back" Campaign, encouraging vulnerable members of the UK Military Community to ask for help.

New research published by SSAFA, The Armed Forces charity, has revealed that less than 1% of the personnel currently serving in the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces or veterans would seek help from a charity if they found themselves in need.

Currently serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in need can contact SSAFA’s Forcesline on 0800 731 4880 or via email at www.ssafa.org.uk/gotyourback. Forcesline is a free and confidential helpline and email service that provides support and advice and operates independently from the military chain of command.

Young Person's Safe Haven - mental health crisis support 10 to 17 yrs olds

Save 1/3 on Rail Travel

The HM Forces Railcard costs £15 and it'll save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to under £2 a month for huge savings. You're eligible if you're a member of the Regular Forces or a spouse of a member, for more details see eligibility.

There are plenty of ways you can use your Railcard, for both long and short trips. Better still you can use it anytime on weekends, Public Holidays and during the week. The only restriction is that if you travel before 10am Monday to Friday (except during July and August) a minimum fare will apply. For more details see minimum fares.

Your HM Forces Railcard will save you 1/3 on many tickets. As with most things in life, there are some exceptions, so take a look at the ticket types you can and can't make savings on with your HM Forces Railcard.


see website for further details

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CarillionAmey will introduce their new MOD Intranet based SFA customer portal for Service Family Accommodation (SFA) on 30 January 2017 - replacing the existing application system including the e1132 SFA application form, which will be incorporated into the portal and will be accessed via the Moving Home option.
In order to transfer existing SFA applications and current occupation records to the new system the existing system will be unavailable from 17:00hrs on Wednesday 25 January 2017, with the new SFA customer portal being available from 08:00hrs on Monday 30 January 2017.
All Personnel with an existing application on 25 January 2017 will receive an email from CarillionAmey instructing them on what they will need to do when the new system becomes available on 30 January 2017

Changes to the Special Educational Needs Addition to the MOD Continuity of Education Allowance

Important Information for Parents and Schools

Changes to the Special Educational Needs Addition to the MOD Continuity of Education Allowance
(JSP 752 Part 2(V29.0 Jan 17) Chapter 9, Sections 2 and 4)

Just for Her : Issue 12

The latest edition of Just for Her is now available online ( click here ) or you can pick up a copy from Sandhurst & Deepcut HIVE's as well :)

The Redwing Magazine : Online

Latest Issue now online

Service Family Hot Topics - January 2017

Costco Wholesale - Armed Forces & Civil Service Membership

The offer is both members of the Armed Forces and Civil Service.

Please click HERE to join in the warehouse or online

Forces Travel - Ferries

Click HERE for more information

New Army Music Apprenticeship Scheme

If you are between 16-18 years old and are looking for career in Army music, the Corps of Army Music has a great opportunity for you! Email CAMUSHQ-Recruiting@mod.uk or click HERE to find out more

Forces Enterprise Network Hub - Windsor 26th January 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for military spouses to become involved in through a Forces Enterprise Network (FEN) Hub which is being launched in Windsor this week. The FEN Hub is open to all spouses of regular or reserve military and is not restricted to families living in Windsor. 

The Tri Service Contact House Directory

The Tri-Service Contact House Directory contains details of who to contact to book a stay in a UK or overseas contact house. The directory is available to view on the HIVE website at: http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Contact_House_Directory.pdf

Gurkha Ladies Coffee Morning 14th February 1230 - 1430hrs

Thursday, 19 January 2017

British Forces Resettlement Services


Civvy Street Magazine - January Issue Out Now

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Jack Wills 10% off with MOD90 (ID Card)

CLICK HERE for more Information

Career Transition Partnership - Employment Bulletin January 2017 - London and South East

On behalf of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), welcome to the London and the South East Employment Bulletin, which will provide you with the latest jobs and business news from across the region and highlights a selection of the latest regional vacancies on our job site,

In addition to this bulletin, there are plenty of other resources available to assist you in your job search: the monthly Focus e-newsletter provides job-finding, resettlement and training news via email, our bespoke Industry Sector Guides are regularly updated with the latest industry news, and the CTP website is full of useful tips, advice and dedicated employer microsites, where you will find information from a range of companies with ongoing opportunities for ex-military personnel.

To read the whole Bulletin, please CLICK HERE

Vauxhall car deals


AA Armed Services member (UK) Brian

AA Armed Services member (UK) Fred

AA Member pamphlet 1 Is AA for you?

AA Member pamphlet 2 Now that you've stopped

AA Member pamphlet 3 Who me?

AA Member pamphlet 4 15 Points

AA Member pamphlet 5 A newcomer asks

AA Service Personnel flyer

AA Veterans flyer

2020 Army Basing

Transition to Civilian Life

This guide covers resettlement, housing, leave, and pensions as well as the administrative procedures, for the smooth transition to Civilian Life. 

The guide is written for those who are going to live in the UK. 

If you are leaving the Army from the UK and returning to your country of origin you will need to ask about matters relating to that country.
To read or download the guide CLICK HERE

SSAFA Mentoring For Service Leavers

SSAFA Mentoring can motivate, support and empower service leavers who are leaving the Forces.

 Whether you are leaving on a medical discharge, are an early service leaver or have come to the end of your career, mentoring is a powerful tool to help achieve your true potential outside the military.

SSAFA will give you one-to-one support during your transition onto Civvy Street and afterwards for up to one year. During that time your mentor will support you to achieve your personal goals as you move into civilian life.
For further information CLICK HERE

Latest Deals From The Defence Discount Service.

 For more information please Click Here

Volunteer with the Army Cadet Force

Like the idea of inspiring and leading young people to achieve things they never thought possible?  Looking for something exciting to do in your spare time?
Then why not register now to find out more about becoming an Army Cadet Force adult volunteer?
With 41,000 cadets (aged 12-18) in over 1,600 locations in communities all around the UK, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations.  We have thousands of enthusiastic and committed adult volunteers - but we are always on the hunt for more!
No particular experience is required and we provide all necessary training.  So if you can give up one or two evenings a week and want to do something different with your free time, this could be exactly what you are looking for.



Vodafone Advantage MOD Scheme

Vodafone are proud to offer members of the British Armed Forces, and Ministry of Defence employees, savings of up to 30% on Vodafone Pay monthly bundles. The Vodafone Advantage discount is available on phone, tablet and SIM only plans – and up to five family members or friends can save too.
Click HERE for full details

Burns Night at the Union Jack Club

2017 London Eye Offer from Union Jack Club

Little Troopers Summer Camp 2017

2017 Friday & Saturday Offers at The Union Jack Club

CarillionAmey- New Housing Portal New housing application system launches 30 January 2017


On Monday 30 January, CarillionAmey (CA) will be introducing a new online system for applying for Service Family Accommodation (SFA) in the UK as part of their new ‘housing portal’ for customers.
The refreshed e1132 application system will replace the current MOD e1132 system and will be available via the ‘Moving Home’ icon on the new CA portal.
As before, for security reasons, the new system will only be available on the Defence Intranet. Designed to replicate the current application system, it will be easy to use and will ensure applying for SFA is straightforward.
Current application system will be unavailable 25 – 30 January
To enable CarillionAmey to transfer existing Service Family Accommodation applications to the new system, access to housing applications will be temporarily suspended between 17:00 on 25 January to 08:00 on 30 January, when the new system goes live.
If you have an urgent need to raise a query relating to an existing application, or your current SFA property, please contact the CA Occupancy Services team BEFORE 17:00 on 25 January on 0800 707 6000.
The CA 24-hour maintenance Helpdesk will remain open as usual throughout.

Blind Veterans UK - Introduction Weeks

Blind Veterans UK runs week-long introduction courses give veterans crucial guidance and support as our blind veterans adjust to their loss of sight and regain their personal independence.
The courses are held in 3 locations; Brighton, Llandudno and Sheffield. These weeks are life-changing. Veterans who have shared similar experiences can meet and explore ways to overcome the challenges of sight loss. Time and again people who join us nervously on the first morning tell us they don't want to leave at the end of the week. If you know of a veteran with sight loss request a callback to discuss FREE support or download an application form.

What happens at the centres?
Each centre is slightly different, but they all help ex-Service men and women come to terms with their sight loss and develop the skills they need to live life to the fullest.

We have an experienced and committed team at each centre who can offer various services to blind veterans.

The Brighton centre offers holidays, respite, training, residential and nursing care, social activities and recreational activities.

The Sheffield centre provides a welcoming family atmosphere for veterans on our residential training courses.

The Llandudno centre  offers holidays, respite care (residential and nursing) and training.

For further information CLICK HERE

SSAFA: Volunteer with Forces Children

Siblings and young carers break - 28th May to 3rd June 2017

Visit ssafa.org.uk/shortbreaks. Please note that the deadline for applications is 29th March 2017

Friday, 13 January 2017

Vacancy at Sandhurst Station Nursery

30% Discount on a Merlin Pass

Unleash your inner wizard with the Merlin Annual Pass, which is the key to 31 amazing new worlds that are packed full of adventure. For 12 spellbinding months there is definitely something for everyone, from thrill seeking adventures to a fun-loving family day out.

(For full list of UK attractions http://www.merlinannualpass.co.uk/attraction-map.aspx)


Merlin Annual pass now available with a Defence Discount Service discount when calling 0871 222 4001 and quoting code MOD.

Standard Annual Pass price:individual - DDS price was £143.20 now £125.30
Standard Annual Pass price:family - DDS price £111.20 per person now £97.30

Premium Annual Pass price:individual - DDS price was £175.20 now £153.30
Premium Annual Pass price:family - DDS price was £143.20 per person now £125.30

For further information about this offer visit: www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Union Jack Club London - 2017 Weekend Offers


SSAFA Mentoring for Service Leavers

SSAFA Mentoring can motivate, support and empower service leavers who are leaving the Forces.

Whether you are leaving on a medical discharge, are an early service leaver or have come to the end of your career, mentoring is a powerful tool to help achieve your true potential outside the military.

SSAFA will give you one-to-one support during your transition onto Civvy Street and afterwards for up to one year. During that time your mentor will support you to achieve your personal goals as you move into civilian life.

For further information CLICK HERE