Have You Considered Working for a Charity?

Meri Mayhew is the Charity Adviser to the Veterans Strategy. A former RAF officer, she is speaking at the Officers’ Careers Forum about working in the not-for-profit sector. Why should serving and former officers consider working in the not-for-profit sector? There are a wide range of opportunities available that are ideal for Service leavers, in […]

6th December 2018

What is it like to work for a charity?

In a recent webinar, Simon Allen, OA Chief Operations Officer, shared his experiences of working in the charity sector. Overview of the sector (Figures from the Charities Commission, covers England and Wales only) 167,000 registered charities 853,000 people work in the sector Combined annual income of £74 billion Majority (73%) are small (income < £500,000 […]

28th February 2018

Working in the Charity Sector

Simon Allen, Chief Operations Officer at the Officers’ Association, discusses his experiences in the Charity sector in this webinar. Simon will provide an overview of the sector, how to get into it, what ex-officers can offer and what you can do to enhance your employability. He will discuss how he found his way into the sector […]

20th February 2018

Could You Work for a Charity?

The non-profit sector is a large and diverse sector, offering many different roles. Here is why you should consider working for a charity. Variety There are more than 183,000 charities registered with the Charity Commission that work in different areas, including education, foreign aid, health, military, nature conservation, social care and sport. You should easily […]

13th September 2017

OA joins Veterans’ Gateway to provide help and support for the Officer community

The OA are delighted to be part of an expert network of organisations that will help to support the Armed Forces community across the UK and overseas. Veterans’ Gateway will be the first point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support and aims to make finding the right support easier and quicker – […]

4th April 2017

RAF Officer Cadet Recognised for Exceptional Charity Work

Officer Cadet Harry Baldock has long believed in fostering a collaborative spirit from his days in the University Squadron at Sheffield. But it’s the strong team ethic during his training at RAF Cranwell he says has contributed to his winning the RAF’s Presentation Sword for Work in the Community and Charity, sponsored by the OA. […]

21st May 2014