Funding boost for innovative Recruit for Spouses Coaching Programme

Recruit for Spouses (RFS) – the award-winning social enterprise, has secured funding from The Veterans’ Foundation – a nationwide source of funding for Armed Forces charities and charitable activities. The funding will be used to further support the RFS Coaching Programme, which aims to support the wives, husbands and partners of members of our Armed Forces back into gainful employment.

The Veterans’ Foundation lent their support to the RFS Coaching Programme following a successful application by RFS. The Veterans’ Foundation recognised that military spouses are frequently disadvantaged in the workplace, facing bias over their lifestyle choice which affects their career opportunities. The importance of providing spouses with a holistic approach to returning to the workplace was recognised as essential by the Veterans’ Foundation. The programme enables spouses to talk through their thoughts, hurdles and aspirations with a professional RFS Coach, providing them with the tools to make decisions about moving forward professionally.

The Veterans’ Foundation CEO, David Shaw CBE said; “The Trustees were impressed with Recruit for Spouses’ focus to get spouses back into the workplace. It is vital work, which has a ripple effect across all aspects of the spouses’ life. The Veterans’ Foundation is established to support such great projects and we look forward to seeing the coaching programme grow.”

Speaking of the funding boost, Isabel Knight from Recruit for Spouses said; “We are thrilled to receive this funding from The Veterans’ Foundation. By recognising the importance for a military spouse to feel supported, inspired and fulfilled in what they do, the Veterans’ Foundation will help our spouses to achieve a more balanced, happy professional life. RFS cannot wait to invest even more into our spouses.”

The RFS Coaching Programme is open to all military spouses to apply for, and is free to undertake. The programme forms 6 weeks of 1-hour sessions a week. The Coaches, who volunteer their time, are carefully selected from RFS’ partners to ensure they are familiar with the environment of a military spouse looking to get back into the workplace.

About Us

Recruit for Spouses is an independent social enterprise, established in 2011 to lead the change towards a time when wives, husbands and partners of our Armed Forces are supported, championed and empowered professionally.

The Veterans’ Foundation is a nationwide source of funding to help Armed Forces charities and charitable activities raising money for those who have/are serving in our Armed Forces or their family members. With the help of the public buying tickets to the Veterans’ Lottery and through making donations, the Veterans’ Foundation has made numerous grants for charitable purposes.

For more information about Recruit for Spouses visit; www.recruitforspouses.co.uk
For more information about RFS Coaching Programme email; coaching@recruitforspouses.co.uk
For more information about The Veterans’ Foundation visit; www.veteransfoundation.org.uk

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Happy spouses

RFS was...a platform for spouses who understood my struggles and my challenges. It felt like I came to them in pieces, deflated and very defeated and they (RFS) pieced me back together.

5

Rusila Halofaki

RFS are offering an amazing, unique opportunity in the Liquid Workforce within the recruitment world...so many doors can be opened.

5

Kate Legg

Don't give up, amazing and flexible companies do exist and RFS are 100% the best people to help you find them.

5

Amie Hills Grey

RFS was and is the only platform that exists that really understands the struggles and plight of every Armed Forces spouse.

5

Rusila Halofaki

The competency amongst the military spouse community is unbelievably good and the fact all our candidates were happy with remote working made this ideal for us as a small business.

5

Michael Coates, COMBAT pest control

I found the course to be an excellent refresher of the skills I used in my previous roles, and also a confidence booster to me, proving that I can do it again

5

Melody Davies, Liquid Workforce

Helpful? It has been so much more. It has given me confidence and self-belief as well as motivation and inspiration.

5

B. Barber, Military Spouse

This experience has been more than helpful. It has been, in many ways, life changing.

5

B. Barber, Military Spouse