Positive Futures for Military Partners

AFF has received funding for a new project – Positive Futures for Military Partners – working with colleagues in the RAF and Naval Families Federations. The project aims to make sure that Service spouses and partners are provided with clear and easy access to effective partner employment support.

The project will review the range of support currently available to partners, and explore the next stage for Forces Families Jobs.

AFF Employment & Training Specialist Lucy Ritchie said: “Ensuring that military spouses and partners are able to maintain their employment is a key issue for the Families Federations and we work closely together on Forces Families Jobs and in raising the issues families face. 

“To ensure that spouses and partners have effective employment support, we want to review the current provision to ensure that it’s providing the clear and easily accessible support they need and look at recommendations to make future support as effective as possible.”

The funding comes from the Supporting Partners: Innovation programme, part of the MOD Armed Forces Families Fund.

The fund is administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.



    This sounds great. But you need to provide support and lobby for protections against tax implications for those spouses who wish to keep their remote working jobs when a service person is posted abroad. My wife is in this position and we have found little help at the moment and all the emphasis on what she can and can’t do has been placed on her employer.

    Hi Aaron, We are aware that there is a lack of clear and official information for spouses and partners wishing to work remotely for a UK-based company whilst accompanying their soldier on an overseas assignment. We are consistently raising this issue with the MOD and asking for clear and accessible guidance to be provided to families. The MOD haven’t yet provided this but we are continuing to regularly raise this and push for guidance to be issued

    The biggest barrier I have experienced isn’t necessarily getting a job, it’s progressing my ‘career’ I cannot accompany my husband and further my career due to its nature. So frustrating that no support / bursaries or thought is given to military partners on postings for neither further Education or roles in key areas.

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