Friday, 16 March 2018

An Introduction to Pensions for Serving Personnel

See the Army Transition Information Sheet on PENSIONS at this link

Service Families Hot Topics

See the Mar 18 edition of the Service Families Hot Topics newsletter at this link:

Royal Humane Society

Do you know someone who has put his or her life at risk to save, or attempt to save, another person, or someone who has carried out a successful resuscitation?

Do you know someone who has saved a life by timely first aid, such as stopping arterial bleeding?

If so, you should be aware of The Royal Humane Society - a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and also for the restoration of life by resuscitation.

Awards may be granted to those who have put their own lives at risk to save or attempt to save someone else. The awards granted for these acts of bravery include bronze, silver and gold
medals and testimonials on vellum or parchment.

Anyone can make a nomination to them and they would like to hear from you (further details can be found at

Veterans' Gateway Newsletter

See the Veterans Gateway Newsletter 2018 at this link

The Veterans Gateway Newsletter

Thursday, 15 March 2018

'Health Matters in Education' conference

SUFFOLK SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice & Support Service) NEWSLETTER:

'Health Matters in Education'
Annual conference for parents and carers

We are excited to invite parents and carers to book a free ticket to our conference, which includes workshops offering practical advice and lots of opportunities to share views.
Thursday 22 March 2018 Needham Market Community Centre
10:00 - 14:30 (market place until 15:30),  
  • Take part in two workshops (one of which you can choose)
  • Refreshments & light lunch will be provided
  • Read more and book your free ticket via Eventbrite
We look forward to seeing you.

Suffolk SENDIASS official website

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Tickets for Troops App

Latest job offers - selection 13th March

Nursery Parctitioner x 3
Wattisham Airfield Childcare Centre
Call 01449 728928

Customer Assistant
click here for more info

Store Manager
click here for more info

Support Worker Learning Disabilities
Cephas Care Ltd
Great Blakenham
click here for more info

Activity Coordinator
Care Home Job 4 U
click here for more info

Domestic Assistant
Waterfield House - care home
click here for more info

Hotel Receptionist
IGL Recruitment Ltd
click hree for more info

Marketing Assistant
John Grose Ltd
click here for more info

Academic Administrator
Royal Hospital School
click here for more info

Junior Personal Assistant
Hales Jobs
click here for more info


With the closure of the Premier Families Shop, ESS plan to improve the inside Costcutter Shop and have announced new opening hours including weekends, which it is hoped go some way to ensure the customer still has an outlet with good opening times. The timings will be reviewed at the end of May 2018 and changes will only be made if it is found that the footfall is continually low at certain times.

The Revised Costcutter opening timings below will take effect from Monday 16th April 2018
Monday – Friday: 7.30-10.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Sunday: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm



Under HESTIA, which is the change of civilian contracts to deliver retail and leisure services including shops at Wattisham Station, the new contractor, ESS (Compass) will take over from ARAMARK with effect from 1 April 2018.
It is therefore with regret to inform all customer that due to market forces and low use the Families Premier Shop situated outside the airfield in the SFA area, will close after trading on 28th March 2018.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Vacancies at Wattisham Airfield Childcare Centre

Wattisham airfield childcare centre 

2 job vacancies have become available due to increase in occupancy within the nursery. 
Nursery practitioner ideally level 2 in childcare or higher but not essential, willing to train. 

1- full time position 8am-6pm 4 days a week
2- part time position 2x8am-6pm and 1x 1pm-6pm

Start date 16th April 2018 

Enhanced DBS will be carried out before starting

Call 01449 728928 

DOG JOG - RBL Poppy Appeal Ipswich 1st September

Click here for more info and registration

Women on Wheels - Royal British Legion

click here for more info

DLE eLearning Civilian Housing Options course

Boxing Club at Wattisham

SLI365 - Military Life Insurance

BFPO Posting Dates for Easter

Army & You Magazine

Army&You is the only magazine of its kind. With essential information, news, features and exclusive real-life stories from Army families. It’s for everyone with a soldier in their life.

Under new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May, families in mainland UK will now need to opt-in to receive Army&You magazine through their door.

AFF has launched a ‘Count Me In’ campaign alongside the spring edition – out today. Army families can subscribe for FREE via

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

NRA Military Adaptive Championship 2018

Army Families Federation and Digital Mums competition!

AFF teams up with Digital Mums to support military spouses

Are you a military spouse or partner looking for a career that fits around your Army family?

The Army Families Federation (AFF) has teamed up with Digital Mums to offer military spouses and partners of Regular, serving soldiers, the chance to win a place on their Social Media Management course (usually £2,399 inc VAT) in April.

JSHAO Housing Briefs

Joint Service Housing Advice Office

JSHAO Housing Briefs

The MoD provides civilian housing information to members of the Armed Forces via the Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO). JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point providing Service personnel and their family members with pertinent information for those considering civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life. The bulk of this information is via a 2-2½ hr presentation with 1-1 consults available.

An Independent Financial Mortgage Adviser who is a member of SIIAP (Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel) which is recognised by the MOD as supporting the Armed Forces (refer 2013DIN01-218), accompanies JSHAO at the briefings.

Each JSHAO briefing is notified on all HIVE blogs regardless of location to ensure maximum coverage to the Service community.

The Army Parents' Network

The Army Parents’ Network

The Army Parents' Network was launched on 28 Sep as part of national inclusion week. The aim of the Network is to support Serving Army Parents and the Chain of Command by providing access to information, advice and peer support. The page will promote information on relevant topics (including policy updates and useful articles) and will also act as a forum for individuals to ask questions for other members to provide advice – all questions asked can be posted anonymously. This Facebook group is a closed group with access limited to Serving Army personnel only. If you would like to join please answer the two questions when you apply and your application will be authorised.

Selection of latest local jobs offers - 27th Feb

Postman/postwoman with driving
Royal Mail
click here for more info

Cleaner (3 hours on Wedn)
Minster Cleaning Services
Needham Market
click here for more info

Care Assistant
Barking Hall
click here for more info

Sales Colleague
Bon Marche
click here for more info

Medical Secretary (part-time)
Ipswich (Riverside Clinic)
click here for more info

Customer Service Vacancies
Thompson & Morgan
click here for more info

Team Leader
Easy Web Recruitment
Great Finborough
click here for more info

Administration/Account Assistant
David Black & Son Ltd
Bacton, Stowmarket
click here for more info

Monday, 19 February 2018

Latest jobs - selection 19th Feb 2018

Assistant Nursery Practitioners 
Ormitots Nursery
click here for more info

Deputy Room Leaders 
click here for more info

Nursery Room Leaders
YMCA - Trinity Group
click here for more info

Client Services Administrator
MoreLife (UK) Ltd
click here for more info

Payroll Advisor (temp)
Suffolk County Council
click here for more info

Business Support Officer/Administrator (temp)
Suffolk County Council
click here for more info

click here for more info

Part-time cleaner (up to 20 hrs/week)
SGC Security Services
click here for more info

Tui Retail Travel Adviser
click here for more info

Medical Receptionist
Two Rivers Medical Centre
click here for more info

BFPO Mailing dates for Mothers' Day