Wayne's Story

Sharon spent her career caring for people and serving her country. When she died in an accident, her husband was left to raise their young son. This is his story.

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How we help

The Officers’ Association works with both serving and former officers and reservists from across the Armed Forces and their families. 

Find out more about our Employment and Grants and Welfare services.

Support and advice for former officers and their dependants

The Officers' Association takes a holistic approach in order to help and support former Officers of the Armed Forces and their dependants on a variety of matters related to Grants and Welfare.
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Careers advice and support for officers 

Whether you are still serving, in transition or a former officer wishing to change career in later life, the OA is able to offer professional, impartial and practical advice on all aspects of transition and employment.
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Employment Services

For officers:

  • One-to-one careers consultations
  • Executive jobs board for officers
  • Workshops and webinars
  • Networking events
  • Professional development

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For employers:
We engage with employers so that they understand how to recruit veterans and are able to recognise the business case for doing so.
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Grants and Welfare

For officers and their dependants:

  • Advice on Statutory Benefits and Adult Social Care
  • Annual Allowance
  • One-off payments for specific household or disability items
  • Grants towards care at home
  • Care home top-up fees
  • Help with legal questions

> Contact Grants and Welfare

Blog

  • You Have the Leadership Skills Business Needs

    Joff Sharpe, a former Army officer and Chief Operating Officer at British Land, shares his thoughts on how former officers bring value to civilian organisations. Service personnel typically have leadership qualities that are in short supply ...

    18th January 2019
  • What Does Your Ideal Job Look Like?

    John Lees, a leading career strategist and author of several career advice books, including ‘How To Get A Job You Love’, shares his career top tips. You need to identify what your ideal job looks like, ...

    16th January 2019
  • The Three Steps to Your Career Success

    Start 2019 by taking a smarter approach to your transition. We support thousands of officers in their move to civilian careers by providing careers advice, connecting them with job opportunities, employers and a network of industry ...

    4th January 2019