We are a social enterprise

Recruit for Spouses (RFS) is part of a growing, worldwide movement of businesses across industries that exist to change the world for the better.

As a social enterprise, RFS is committed to tackling the ongoing issue of military spouse unemployment and underemployment. We work tirelessly to improve this community of hard-working individuals by supporting the development of their professional selves – no matter what that may look like.

We are also a business – we are in the recruitment business. And as such we need to ensure we have a sustainable business model which involves working with prestigious clients who recruit military spouses through the services we provide.  We set profit targets each year but unlike commercial businesses, our profits are reinvested back into support military spouses in their professional development. As we grow, we are able to directly support our Career Academy which works to nurture, encourage and upskill military spouses to get back into the workplace.

As well as being the founder of RFS, Heledd Kendrick is also a military spouse and her team are military spouses. And this is where RFS’ passion comes from. They are working to improve the very situation they have lived and breathed. They have each left a career behind, faced unconscious bias by potential employers and taken jobs of which they are overqualified for so that they could just work.  It is RFS’ (and its employees) goal to ensure other military spouses can more easily overcome these hurdles.

We are changing the way people recruit, the type of team they build and the life of the military spouse community.  This is our Theory of Change and what we do as a business leads directly back into the community we support. Through our extensive networks, we have been able to support spouses back into work. Improving their self-belief, confidence and professional development.

 

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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