Bryony's Story

This is Bryony’s story. In 2008, the former RAF officer fell down the stairs at home and broke her neck and back.
The Officers' Association helped Bryony regain her independence, and she now lives a full, active life.

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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 Benevolence services.

Stars Rally for Veteran Employment

Joanna Lumley, Ray Winstone and Richard Wilson are some of the celebrities starring in three short films promoting military veteran employment.
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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 Benevolence.
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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

OA Appointments

Do you need help with your transition from the Services? The OA is on hand throughout your entire career, from finding your first job to advising on a change in direction. We can: 

  • provide informal and confidential guidance on your next move
  • give advice on a variety of sectors
  • open up opportunities with our supportive network
  • provide access to roles through our Executive Jobs Board  

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Benevolence

OA Money

Are you looking for help or advice on benefits or accommodation? The OA is here to support officers and their dependants. 

Our Benevolence team can: 

  • provide a friendly and confidential service tailored to your needs
  • help you cope with a wide range of expenses 
  • assist with unexpected general living costs that can occur
  • signpost you to other charities if we can't help   

Blog

  • How to Get the Most out of the OA Employment Symposium

    Here are our top tips to maximise the benefits of attending the biggest career event exclusively for the officer community. About the OA Employment Symposium The OA Employment Symposium in London is the ‘must attend event’ ...

    11th December 2017
  • Interview with Sophie Maynard, Forces Media Academy Student

    The OA spoke to Sophie Maynard about studying Creative Media Production. Tell me about your Service history I joined the Royal Navy in November 2014, and became a Warfare Officer. I left as a Sub Lieutenant ...

    6th December 2017
  • Research to Find the Right Career, by Ben Keene

    Ben Keene, from Escape the City, shares his top tips. Researching career paths is important, but it is vital to act on your findings. First ask yourself, what did you like about being in ...

    16th November 2017

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