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

  • What is the commercial value of being creative?

    Increasingly businesses want creative thinkers but what does this mean for former officers? June MacMahon, Principal of Forces Media Academy (FMA), shares her insight on this topic. You may not consider yourself creative, but in reality ...

    16th April 2019
  • How is work changing and how do you prepare for this?

    Will Hogg is a former Army officer and founder of Kinetic Consulting, which helps businesses to improve performance. He shares his views on how to adapt as the world of work evolves. The employment landscape, like ...

    14th March 2019
  • The Six Steps for a Successful Elevator Pitch

    Aaron Gracey is a former Royal Artillery officer, and is now System Operator Policy Advisor at Network Rail. He shares his insights on what you should say to a new contact. An effective elevator pitch is ...

    19th February 2019