Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Friday, 9 December 2016

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Chartered Management Institute signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Service Families Benefit from CMI Membership


The Chartered Management Institute has pledged to support Service spouses and partners in gaining the leadership qualifications to help them further their career.


Ensuring that Service spouses and partners are not disadvantaged in finding and staying in employment due to service life is a key part of the Armed Force Covenant, which states that: The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has sought to uphold this promise by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. In their pledges, the CMI support Service spouses and civil partners through their MOD Family Membership Scheme, which provides access to Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching qualifications, helping Service spouses to gain the key skills and professional recognition which can help Service family members to find employment. The Scheme is also available free to children of Service personnel (aged 16-18) and allows them to become a Campus CMI Affiliate with access to all the benefits of online resources, including study support.


CMI’s pledge offers a discount on their qualifications and membership for family members of Service personnel who are CMI members, and a commitment to support Service spouses or Reservists who they employ with flexible working arrangements, where possible.

Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee is a CMI companion and participated in the signing of the Covenant at an event on 14 November. He said:
“The families of our Service personnel are an important part of the Covenant. We value and are grateful to them – the unsung heroes who support our Armed Forces. Knowing that the nation, and organisations like the Chartered Management Institute recognises this is extremely important and fundamental in making the Armed Forces Covenant work.”


Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute said:
“We’re proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, and helping families of the heroic men and women who serve our country get the support they need to develop their careers. Thousands of members of the Armed Forces who’ve gained CMI-accredited qualifications have benefited from improved performance in their roles, as well as from building confidence and gaining qualifications to help them resettle into civilian life at the end of their military career. Now, their families also have the chance to develop their own skills and qualifications.”


Full details on what membership can offer military families can be found on the CMI website at http://www.managers.org.uk/mod-membership.

Friday, 25 November 2016

ROTHIEMURCHUS LODGE

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Rothiemurchus Lodge is a year-round, affordable, self-catering accommodation facility in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains. It is for the exclusive use of regulars and ex-regulars of the Armed Forces in addition to Reserves, MoD Civilians and Cadet Forces. The families of these groups are also welcome.

For further information, visit the website here


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Monday, 21 November 2016

VICTORY SERVICES CLUB - RESPITE AND WELFARE BREAKS

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We are very proud of the Respite and Welfare initiative that we offer, which provides a stay in the Capital for nominated personnel of all ranks. These breaks are intended to offer welcome respite for personnel wounded or injured on Operational Service, or for individuals who have encountered a significant welfare issue.

Further information is available at this link http://www.vsc.co.uk/how-we-help/respite--welfare-breaks and the Respite and Welfare initiative brochure is available here

Friday, 18 November 2016

Friday, 11 November 2016

Thursday, 10 November 2016

THE EDINBURGH GUARANTEE

The Edinburgh Guarantee is part of the City of Edinburgh Council. It’s a vision that all sectors of the City will work together to ensure that every school leaver in Edinburgh will leave with the choice of a job, training or further education opportunity available to them.

The website and Schools Bulletin are one of the most recognised routes for young people to find out about current opportunities in Edinburgh. They always have a good selection of opportunities available and their team are happy to answer any questions you might have.

They have over 2,000 young people registered on their website. Registration is really simple and once you have done it you can apply for any of the opportunities you see advertised on the website. There are also some useful links, videos and testimonies to look at.

For more information or help with registering on the website please e-mail the team or visit the website at:



Monday, 7 November 2016

Friday, 4 November 2016

FORCES HELP TO BUY SCHEME


Armed Forces Covenant


The Secretary of State for Defence has announced the excellent news that the very popular Forces Help To Buy scheme will be extended into 2018. The scheme which was launched in 2014, allows serving military personnel to borrow up to half their salary up to a cap of £25,000, interest free over ten years so they can buy their first home, extend a current one or move up the property ladder.

The news is featured on the Armed Forces Covenant website

Thursday, 3 November 2016

TESCO DIRECT

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Tesco are pleased to inform you that they​ are now able to deliver to British Forces Post Office locations around the globe. Go to this link for more information

Friday, 7 October 2016

MOD ICE App

 MOD ICE App
12 months ago the MOD ICE App was launched. The app, which has been developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), has now been downloaded over 25,000 times by British service personnel and their families since the launch in October 2015.

The question is: Have you downloaded yours? If not then found out how here.

Please Click Here for More Information and How to Download

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Online university degrees in management- now available to families.

Online university degrees in management are now available to families.

www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com gives military personnel the opportunity to study for a university management degree online.
Now, BA (Honours) in Business Management and a MBA (master’s degree) are being offered to family members who want to go to university but at a cost that they can afford.
These degrees are from the award winning Anglia Ruskin University, which is in the top ten UK universities for distance learning (see www.distancelearningportal.com).
By using military experience and a 2-part qualification, our distinct system allows Servicemen and women to gain eligibility points, even when they do not have sufficient academic qualifications for a direct application. The procedure has recently been adapted to reward military families, by crediting their unique experiences and extra responsibilities.
The better UK universities are well regarded by multi-national employers due to a combination of prestige, history, English language and world-leading research. We have a number of reports from studies on pay and employment success that support this fact and will gladly respond to any enquiry on ‘what can a management BA or MBA degree do for me?’
You can research both the university (www.anglia.ac.uk) and its online provider LSM (www.londonschoolofmarketing.com), who will run your study programme.
Alternatively, you could just contact us by email (info@onlineuniversitymilipol.com) or go to our website. Our brief is to manage your application at no cost to yourself but you will also benefit from our funding advice and support right through to your graduation.    

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

FORCESLINE

Forcesline is a confidential helpline for you and your family.

It is independent and outside the chain of command.

Further information is available on their website

HM FORCES BOVIS HOMES OFFER


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016

PENICUIK STREET MARKET


NHS MINOR AILMENT SERVICE


Further information is available here

Friday, 9 September 2016

FAMILIES DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT GUIDE


Click here for the handbook.

BBC iPLAYER - TV LICENCE



A change in the law – You need a TV Licence for BBC iPlayer.

As of 1 September 2016, a change in the law means you need to be covered by a TV Licence to download or watch BBC programmes on demand - including catch up TV - on BBC iPlayer. This applies to all devices, including a smart TV, desktop computer or laptop, mobile phone, tablet, digital box or games console. 

Further information is available here

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

FORCES ENTERPRISE NETWORK

Forces Enterprise Network

New Careers and Enterprise company for Armed Forces Community

Further information is available here

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Thursday, 4 August 2016

FUTURE ACCOMMODATION MODEL


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The Ministry of Defence is thinking about how it provides Service personnel and their families with accommodation in the future. This follows 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) commitment to make a new accommodation offer to help more personnel live in private accommodation and meet their aspirations for home ownership.

Further information is available here

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Scotty's Little Soldiers - A Charity for Bereaved UK Forces Children

Nikki Scott lost her  Husband and father of two, Cpl Lee Scott in Afghanistan in 2009.
Having witnessed first hand the devastation losing a serving parent can have on a child she has founded Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity to provide support for bereaved British Forces children.