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Monday, 20 May 2019

York HIVE is Permanently Closed

York HIVE is permanently closed and this Blog is not monitored. Kindly email anything to be advertised on the blog. Should you require any information or support kindly contact or refer to the following:
1.  Catterick HIVE
Email: catterickhive@armymail.mod.uk                                    
Tel: 01748 872944 / 872844 / 872816 
2.  Leconfield HIVE                                                                  Email:leconfieldhive@armymail.mod.uk      
Tel: 01904 665253
3. HIVE Website: www.army.mod.uk/hives

Festival of Learning

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

BFBS Launches First Free Social Media Training Programme for Military Spouses and Partners

BFBS has announced a Social Media Spouses, the UK’s first free online social media training programme for military spouses and partners. The course is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and applications open in May.  

Social Media Spouses addresses a real need amongst military spouses and partners to obtain the skills they need to find flexible and interesting work that fits around military and family life. As well as being the first dedicated course to offer them detailed training on how to use social media to grow their business, or to find a career in social media. 

This 12-week course is designed by social media experts, to offer military spouses the opportunity to build up professional skills, ultimately enabling them to become social media professionals 
The online course will focus on the following areas of social media  
  • Social Media PlatformsHow each platform’s algorithms work, along with effective strategies to make content stand out  
  • Campaign Planning: Plan, implement and evaluate social media campaigns  
  • Community ManagementHow to grow and engage an audience, how to moderate comments and discussions, and how to deal with difficult situations 
  • Photography: Learn how to take truly show-stopping images using a phone 
  • Videos: Create professional social media videos using a smartphone 
  • AdsUsing paid-for advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 
  • Analytics: Using each of the major platforms’ built-in analytics tools 

Course Leader Jackie Rautenbach, BFBS Social Media Manager says; “As a military wife I understand the challenges that spouses and partners face in finding employment that fits around military life. Even though there has been an increase in support for spouses and partners to set up their own businesses and find employmentno other course offers them free training in social media – the first port of call for any business or organisation. That’s why this is so important and will hopefully provide the much-needed support for these individuals in their chosen careers.  

Those who secure a place on the Social Media Spouses course, which is part of the Forces Media Academy, will also become part of an exclusive social media communityHere they will receive advice on careers in social media, content or campaigns, plus ongoing support and feedback from the experts on anything related to social media.  

The course will be completed through a learning platform which can be accessed from anywhere around the world. Applications will open in May, but military spouses and partners can register their interest now via http://bit.ly/2CnAVcn or by joining the Facebook group at http://bit.ly/2VWAGfy   

For more information please contact Laura.mcturk@bfbs.com / 0203 750 4176 / 07957 170 829 

Dispersed Military Families - Survey Respondents Wanted


Amey: Tempo Update 18th March 2019

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RAF Envoy Magazine - Spring 2019 Edition

Forces Additional Needs & Disability Forum Survey

The FANDF is an MOD group for Armed Forces families who have a child or adult dependant with an additional need and/or disability, or have an additional need and/or disability themselves.

The MOD is reviewing the strategies that are currently in place to support Armed Forces families with family members that have additional needs or disabilities. FANDF have been asked to provide the MOD with data to help inform that strategy development.

If you have a family member with an additional need and/or disability please complete the survey and help us get the right support for forces families.

BFPO Easter Posting Dates

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