Rebecca Hopwood

Coach Programme Lead

My speciality is CV writing and coaching. I help spouses to build their self-confidence and self-belief so they’re well prepared when they get to interview and can give it their best shot.

My husband is in the Royal Engineers and we have been together since the start of his career in 2005. I joined Recruit for Spouses because the values really resonate with me. Empowering military spouses to have their own careers is something I am passionate about. The best thing is working alongside people who have the same vision and drive as me.

Before Recruit for Spouses, I worked in Human Resources. Moving around with my husband’s job meant I worked at different organisations, gaining valuable experience.

When I had my daughter I decided that a full-time job that involved travelling didn’t suit the lifestyle we wanted. So I set up my own business, working one to one with spouses and serving personnel on their CVs. I coach my own clients at Becky Hopwood Coaching

We’ve lived in seven different houses since 2008, including an unexpected 500-mile move to Scotland completely when a regiment moved after we were posted (we ended up loving it)! I completed my CIPD (HR qualification) in two different universities and three houses.

I have met some amazing friends and remarkable people along the way, which is what inspires me to keep going with the nomadic lifestyle.

Being a military spouse means you have to be adaptable and deal with challenges which isn’t always easy but it keeps life interesting.

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Happy spouses

Recruit for Spouses found us someone who was far and above the expectations we had hoped for and would always recommend, and recruit from them in future.

5

Mark Moseley, Director PestGone Environmental

I was able to secure a permanent position due to the experience I gained through the Liquid Workforce and I am very grateful I was allowed to be part of it.

5

Melanie de Klerk

‘I was very impressed with the quality and depth of talent that RFS can provide to employers across many types of role. I have no doubt (they) will be a huge asset to any employer working in digital marketing, social media marketing and associated roles’.

5

Andy Mihalop, Head of Channel Partner Marketing EMEA - Facebook

They helped me free up important time to work on my business by finding me a fantastic, dedicated, kind and communicative administrative assistant.

5

Emily Foster

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