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Friday, 28 July 2017

JSHAO Latest Information

Defence Discount Service

Defence Privilege Card
Have you got your Defence Privilege Card yet, 
if not you can apply via the website or mobile application to help you save on the high street.

LenovoMotorfinityNPowerTopgolfBillsAppleInsurance For Forces

All offers are subject to terms and conditions, please see the Defence Discount Service or retailers website for full terms and conditions.
The Defence Discount Service is a provider of discounts for the Uk's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Community. 
Defence Discount Service operated by Blue Light Card is a registered company in the United Kingdom 06581540. 
You can write to us at: Defence Discount Service, POBOX 10180, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 9HN.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Just For Families Incorporating The UK Forces Education Guide - Issue 6

To read the on-line version, please click HERE

Armed Forces Covenant Survey

The Armed Forces Covenant website has now been live for over a year and is being updated continually but to ensure the content meets the user's needs, we are currently hosting a customer survey - the feedback will help us improve the website's content. The survey will run until 31 July and can be accessed via the front page, 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Recruit For Spouses

Recruit for Spouses

Blesma exists to assist limbless Veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Their vision is that limbless Veterans are not failed, forgotten or left to fend for themselves. 
Two opportunities have arisen to work as Area Support Workers in the West (more info here) and the Midlands (more info here)

Mission Motorsports aim is to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through Motorsport.

Mission Motorsport run three formal roles to Defence...

In the co-ordination and provision of motorsport as a recovery activity. The training function to provide the qualifications needed to return to work, and as Relationship Managers to the automotive industry for vocational opportunities for the wounded, injured and sick. 'Race, Retrain, Recover'.
This fantastic organisation is looking for a Relationship Manager based in Wantage, Oxfordshire. More information here

Final chance to apply for this role with The HALO Trust! 

The HALO Trust is the world's largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation.
A charity close to the heart of HRH Prince Harry who has visited mine sites across the world in a bid to raise awareness.
This incredible team has a vacancy in Salisbury for a Communications and Digital Marketing Manager.
For more information click here. To apply email us enquiries@recruitforspouses.co.uk


  1. Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund , Legacy Fund Manager, London- more info here
  2. General Manager, The National Trust, Sudbury, Derbyshire- more info here
  3. Membership & Retail Manager, The National Trust, Biddulph, Staffordshire - more info here
  4. PA To QC, work from home - more info here
  5. Financial Accountant, BAE Systems Plc, Farnborough - more info here
  6. Social Work Team Leader, SSAFA, RAF Benson, Oxfordshire - more info here
  7. Catering Services Manager, The National Trust, Lyveden, near Peterborough - more info here
  8. Finance Assistant, BAE Systems Plc, Monmouthshire- more info here
  9. Sales Executive, part-time, Andover - more info here
  10. Kitchen Assistant, Longleat Safari Park, Warminister, Part-time - more info here
 Want to apply for a job? Email us enquiries@recruitforspouses.co.uk and we will get back to you
Don't have a CV? See our template attached. 
For all of our jobs with The National Trust click here
For all of our jobs with Longleat click here
For All Jobs Nationwide - Click here

If you are not currently looking for a job, but want to remain up to date with potential or future career prospects, be sure to pop over to our Talent Bank to register your interest.  

A large, secure online community that allows our members to openly discuss job roles, attend online events, chat about new ideas, offer support, see our latest news and access our team. 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Extended Free Childcare Entitlement in Overseas Locations


1.               In overseas locations the MOD provides services (or access to services) that, so far as is reasonably practicable, conform in type, scope and standard to that required by legislation in England (but paying due regard to the equivalent legislation in the Devolved Administrations).
2.               The 2006 Childcare Act provided for 15 hours of childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year for 3 and 4 year olds free of charge.  In overseas locations the MOD currently delivers this entitlement through places at MOD-provided settings or through access to the MOD Overseas Nursery Allowance.
3.         The 2016 Childcare Act provides for an extension of the current entitlement and offers an additional 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year of free childcare for children that are eligible, with effect from 1 September 2017.
4.         The additional 15 hours will be available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) a minimum of 16 hours each per week. Parents each earning £100,000.00 or more do not qualify for the additional entitlement.

NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Services Now Available for Armed Forces Personnel Approaching Discharge

Information for patients

Armed forces personnel approaching discharge can now get treatment and support at NHS veterans’ mental health services across England and thereafter into their civilian life, whether this is months or years later. 

If you are experiencing mental health difficulties, these services can provide a range of treatment and support in close liaison with Defence Medical Services (DMS).  This includes recognising the early signs of mental health problems and providing access to early treatment and support, as well as therapeutic treatment for complex mental health difficulties and psychological trauma.  Patients are also provided with help, where appropriate, with employment, reduction in alcohol consumption, housing and social support.

To access these services whilst you are still in the armed forces, you must meet the following criteria:

·         be a resident in England
·         have an identified or diagnosed mental health illness / disorder; AND
·         have a discharge date from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) or be found to be unfit for continued military service by their medical board; OR
·         have been identified by the Departments of Community Mental Health as requiring follow on psychiatric care on discharge from the MOD; OR
·         have had their pre-release medical and been identified by their DMS GP as requiring mental health transition support; OR
·         have had a pre-release medical before they self-refer.

If you wish to access these services once you are a veteran, you must meet the following criteria instead:

Defence Discount Service

Privilege Card

Defence Privilege Card

Have you got your Defence Privilege Card yet, if not you can apply via the website or mobile application to help you save on the high street.
Holiday Extras
Muscle Food
Powerhouse Fitness

Monday, 17 July 2017

Toby Carvery - Armed Forces Offer Receive 10% Off Your Food Bill Mon-Sat

Receive 10% off your food bill at Toby Carvery Monday-Saturday by showing your Defence Privilege Card or MOD90 and the voucher that can be downloaded  HERE
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme

Veterans' Housing Advice

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare will be available to millions of working families across the UK, and over time it will replace childcare vouchers, which will close to new entrants from April 2018. Voucher schemes remain open to existing members.

Eligible parents with children under 12 (under 17 for disabled children) will be able to set up an online childcare account to pay their childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in, the Government will add £2, up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child, per year (£4,000 per year for disabled children). To qualify, parents must be in work, this includes self-employment, and each expected to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and earn no more than £100,000 per year.

Using the Childcare Checker, parents will be able to find out which providers have signed up in their area. The scheme will gradually become available to different age groups from 28 April 2017 with all eligible parents being able to access the scheme by the end of 2017.

Parents who have registered with the ‘keep me updated’ tool will be notified when they become eligible.

Childcare providers have a pivotal role in Tax-Free Childcare. They need to sign up so that parents can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay them; thousands have already done so.

To find out more about the new and existing offers, including the introduction of 30 Hours free childcare from September 2017 for eligible working parents and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk where you will find the childcare calculator www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to help you compare the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for your family.

MOD personnel based within the United Kingdom will have the same access to these new Childcare Choices as any other citizen, in line with the Armed Forces Covenant. Since 2013 the Ministry of Defence has been working closely with other government departments to ensure that these changes to childcare choices can be mirrored, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, for entitled MOD personnel based outside the United Kingdom. Full details of the required changes or additions to MOD policies will be published shortly, once the changes have been published on the Government’s Childcare Choices webpage.

Alternatively, email: DCYP-DCYP-Mailbox@mod.uk for further information.

NHS Choices - Healthcare for the Armed Forces Community

Healthcare information and support for the UK's 10 million-strong armed forces community, including serving personnel, reservists, families and veterans.

Healthcare services and contacts for serving armed forces personnel. 


Services and advice for service personnel returning to duty or leaving the forces after wounding, injury or sickness.

Veterans, families and reservists
Information and support services for veterans, families and reservists.

To visit the website CLICK HERE