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Veterans Placement and Talent Bank

Bright Green Business are currently advertising two posts for the Veterans Placement Programme – full details of these can be found on their website https://www.brightgreenbusiness.org.uk/placements/current-opportunities 

  1. The first is an extension of the Travel Coordinator post, which is now open until 25/2/18. This role is looking for a candidate to analyse business travel within Midlothian Council and encourage sustainable transport alternatives. They are looking for an effective communicator who is able to work independently. https://www.brightgreenbusiness.org.uk/placements/current-opportunities?id=25
  2. The second placement is an Events and Project Officer, expiring at the end of this week 18/2/18. This role focuses on the development and promotion of the facilities at Vogrie Country Park.  They are looking for an individual with strong organisational skills who is able to liaise with different staff and stakeholders. This role is subject to a PVG check. https://www.brightgreenbusiness.org.uk/placements/current-opportunities?id=29

These are two great opportunities so please do share this information as widely as possible, we will advertise these through social media as well.

Additionally, Bright Green Business are open to Talent Bank idea. If you have a particular client that you are working with and they have an interest in a certain occupational area, they can approach the Council department on their behalf and work to create a placement that matches their skills set.

 

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), a grant awarding body with the aim of enabling all ex-Service personnel and their families to have a successful and sustainable transition to civilian life, has just passed a significant milestone – their 100th grant award.

The award to Cranfield University, for £96,688, coincides with the celebration of 100 years of women serving in the UK Armed Forces. The focus of this work is to explore the transition that female Service leavers make from the Armed Forces to civilian employment.

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The Dam Busters with Dan Snow: A gala screening on the 75th anniversary

Be one of the first audiences to see the newly restored Dam Busters film in amazing 4K definition at a special gala screening on the anniversary of the RAF’s most daring raid.

Historian Dan Snow will host the gala evening at London’s Royal Albert Hall where the newly restored film will be played on a 40ft screen. The commemorative evening, on May 17, the 75th anniversary of the raid, will pay tribute to Wing commander Guy Gibson and his comrades in the legendary 617 Squadron.

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Research to improve delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £174,737 to Shared Intelligence and NatCen, to research how organisations, excluding Local Authorities and Government departments, are delivering pledges under the Armed Forces Covenant in Great Britain.

The decision to commission this research came about from the impact of FiMT’s Our Community-Our Covenant report and the desire to understand delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant more widely.  Shared Intelligence, in partnership with NatCen, were appointed to deliver this research following a competitive tender process.

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Gulf War veterans’ health issues in Scotland

If you served in the First Gulf War, your health may have been affected as a direct result. Contact your GP or visit the NHS Inform website for information on NHS care and priority treatment for veterans.

Gulf War veterans may experience a number of health issues, including chronic fatigue, hypertension, skin conditions and PTSD. There are a range of organisations across the UK that can help.

Compensation

You may be eligible to claim a War Pension if your health has been affected by Serving in the Gulf War. Depending on your circumstances, Legion Scotland may be able to help you claim compensation. For more information contact them at:

Telephone: 0131 550 1586
Email: Contact form
Website: Legion Scotland

 

Libor 2017 Grants

Veterans Scotland would like to congratulate all those who have been successful with their bids to the Libor Fund.  It will bring a large amount of support to Scotland for both the Serving and veteran communities here in Scoltand.  A full list of those who will benefit from the Libor Grants is available via the link here.

 

Scottish Government support for Veterans and the Armed Forces Community in Scotland

As you may be aware on Thursday 16 November 2017  the Scottish Parliament held a debate around the support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community in Scotland.

Veterans Scotland welcomes this debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces in Scotland and the associated release of the Scottish Governments publication on their support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland.

A link to the Scottish Governments report is shown below. This document sets out the Scottish Governments current achievements and future priorities, and highlights the work the Scottish Government is taking forward to respond to the recommendations made in the Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s three reports: Transition in Scotland, the Provision of Information on Housing for Service Leavers and Veterans in Scotland and the Veterans Community - Employability, Skills and Learning.:

Scottish Government support for Veterans and the Armed Forces Community in Scotland

http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00527598.pdf

Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s reports

http://www.gov.scot/About/public-bodies/veterans-commissioner/Publications

 

Veterans Scotland Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the VS Newsletter here

Past issues are also available here

 

Cobseo Newsletter

A link to the recent Cobseo Newsletter is available here.