A new platform has been launched to help military spouses and family members take up new training and employment opportunities being offered by employers who are forces friendly.
What is Forces Families Jobs?
Forces Families Jobs was launched in September 2019. It followed research, commissioned by the Army Families Federation and conducted by the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, which resulted in a key recommendation to create a central portal for employment and training opportunities for military spouses and family members.
The platform has been produced through collaborative working between the Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations, in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence Relationship Management team and Manpower. It provides free access to employment and training opportunities to families in the UK’s Armed Forces.
The platform allows them to apply for jobs with companies and organisations who are ‘Forces family’ friendly – who understand the unique challenges that come with being a family member in the Armed Forces. The website is free to use with employers advertising their job vacancies having signed the Armed Forces Covenant, or being able to demonstrate their commitment to the Armed Forces.
The platform also offers additional support for those seeking employment, such as how to write a CV and prepare for an interview, as well as news about career events and insight days.
How can I access the platform?
To access the platform please visit their website at https://www.forcesfamiliesjobs.co.uk/
How can it help me as an employer?
Forces Families Jobs can offer you free access to a pool of talented employees. Military spouses and family members are often highly qualified and unfulfilled in their employment due to lack of opportunity or flexibility.
As an employer you can have access to this hard working and resilient community who are committed, resourceful, strong and able to deal with ambiguity. If you are an employer who is understanding of the military lifestyle and you are able to offer job opportunities that are flexible and that do not disadvantage those from the military community, then this platform may provide an ideal opportunity for you to list your job and training opportunities free of charge.
If you are actively looking to recruit for a role, or are interested in in finding out more, you can contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a spouse or family member of a serving member of the Armed Forces. How can it help me?
Forces Family Jobs aims to find training and employment opportunities for family members of currently serving UK military personnel.
You can apply for jobs and access employment and training opportunities with companies and organisations who are forces family friendly. Employers who are listing their opportunities have either signed the Armed Forces Covenant or have been able to demonstrate their commitment to the Armed Forces community.
More information can be found on their job seekers page here: https://www.forcesfamiliesjobs.co.uk/candidates/