Armed Forces Covenant Latest Updates
Forces Families Jobs
- In recognition of the fact that families of service personnel often struggle to find jobs – and that employers always need to recruit good people, the forces Families Federations have worked together, with support from the Armed Forces Covenant and the Employers Recognition Scheme to provide a great new website which will assist.
Launched in September, the Forces Families Jobs website
has a wide range of jobs and training opportunities in locations all over the country. Employing Female Service Leavers
- The Forces in Mind Trust recently commissioned a study into employment of female service leavers. It makes a number of observations which will be of interest to female service personnel who are in the process of leaving the service and looking for jobs. Click here
to view the report. House of Commons Defence Select Committee report into the 2018 Covenant Report
- The MOD is required to produce an annual report about the Armed Forces Covenant to the House of Commons Defence Select Committee (HCDC). The HCDC report was issued on 25 September. It recognised that progress had been made in many areas of the Covenant but raised concerns about a range of areas, attracting a number of media stories about accommodation, access to education and the costs of UK residency for families of non-British service personnel. The full report is available here
and the 2019 report is in the process of being produced. Future Accommodation Model (FAM)
- The first FAM trial is now underway at Faslane, to be followed by trials at Aldershot Garrison and RAF Wittering next year. FAM will provide more choice for service personnel about where and how they live. Further information is available here
and on the NFF, AFF and RAFF websites. Legal Protections Consultation
- In July, the then Defence Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, launched a 12-week public consultation on proposed legal protections measures for Armed Forces personnel and veterans serving in operations outside the UK. Members of the Armed Forces are encouraged to participate in the consultation
and submit their views (please click the link for more details).
If you have any comments or questions about the Armed Forces Covenant, please email COVENANT-MAILBOX@mod.gov.uk.