Thursday, 26 January 2017

Final Posting Information

HIVE - Supporting The Service Community

Bovington - Ladies Only Circuit Fitness Sessions

Monday Evenings
Stanley Barracks Gym
7.15pm - 8.15pm
Free to all gym pass holders
For more information contact 403604

Bovington Garrison Gym - New 'Insanity' Fitness Sessions

Contact 01929 403604 for more information.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Defence Discount Service - Privilege Card

Who qualifies for the service?

The official Ministry of Defence discount service is available for all members of the Defence Community and you can join for free and start saving £100's a year. The Service is available for the follow:
- Serving Armed Forces - Reserve Forces - Spouses/Partners of serving personnel - Forces Veterans - MOD Civil Servants
- Bereaved Family Members - War/Service Widow(er)s - Cadet Forces (over 16) - NATO Personnel in the UK

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

HM Forces Railcard for Personnel and Spouses

The HM Forces Railcard costs £15 and it'll save you 1/3 on most rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year. That works out to under £2 a month for huge savings. You're eligible if you're a member of the Regular Forces or a spouse of a member, for more details see eligibility.

There are plenty of ways you can use your Railcard, for both long and short trips. Better still you can use it anytime on weekends, Public Holidays and during the week. The only restriction is that if you travel before 10am Monday to Friday (except during July and August) a minimum fare will apply. For more details see minimum fares.

Your HM Forces Railcard will save you 1/3 on many tickets. As with most things in life, there are some exceptions, so take a look at the ticket types you can and can't make savings on with your HM Forces Railcard. see website for further details

Bovington - New 'Wild Life' Activity Club For Ages 7 - 11

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Civil Service Jobs Within MOD And Other Department Agencies.

The Civil Service helps the Government of the day to develop and deliver its policies as effectively as possible.
It incorporates three types of organisations – departments, agencies, and non-departmental government bodies (NDPBs) that work in a wide range of areas, touching on everyone’s day-to-day lives, such as education, health and policing.

Because our organisations deal with so many different aspects of government, civil servants work in an enormous variety of roles.

Becoming a civil servant could be as simple as applying for one of the many jobs advertised on our jobs website.  We also offer a variety of fast track routes for promising graduates and experienced professionals.

Our professional entry routes encourage people with skills developed in the private sector to transfer into the Civil Service at the right level. You can then apply those skills to make a real difference to our everyday lives. There are 22 different professions covered, and a number of different ways to apply.

Click here for the Civil Service website

SSAFA Mentoring For Service Leavers

SSAFA Mentoring can motivate, support and empower service leavers who are leaving the Forces.

 Whether you are leaving on a medical discharge, are an early service leaver or have come to the end of your career, mentoring is a powerful tool to help achieve your true potential outside the military.

SSAFA will give you one-to-one support during your transition onto Civvy Street and afterwards for up to one year. During that time your mentor will support you to achieve your personal goals as you move into civilian life.

For further information CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Service Leavers - Transition To Civilian Life

Click HERE to read

This guide covers resettlement, housing, leave, and pensions as well as the administrative procedures, for the smooth transition to Civilian Life. 
The guide is written for those who are going to live in the UK. 
If you are leaving the Army from the UK and returning to your country of origin you will need to ask about matters relating to that country.
 Your Unit Welfare Officer (UWO) would be a good place to start seeking help and advice. This guide tells you about the ex-Service and civilian welfare agencies which are there to help you, if you wish, once you have left the Army.
 It will also explain procedures for all Service Leavers (SL)

Naval Families Federation - Transition and Families

Friday, 13 January 2017

Employment Fairs 2017 - Service Leavers

Visit or call 0203 162 4410
to confirm your place

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Do You Need Help Paying Your Fuel Bills?

Citizens Advice is working in partnership with the British Gas Energy Trust and Dorset Community Action to help deal with fuel poverty across Dorset. 
If you have children under the age of five or are a pregnant mum and struggling to pay your bills, or need advice on reducing the energy you use.
visit for more information or call 01929 775500, wherever you live in Dorset.

Citizens Advice operate a FREE drop in service at Bovington HIVE on Tuesday Mornings 9.30 – 1pm. Appointments are not necessary – just call in. A private confidential room is used during consultations.

Union Jack Club London - 2017 Weekend Offers


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Local Area Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for employment in the local area including Bovington Wareham and Bere Regis go to

Use the filters on the left hand side to refine your search.

South West Trains - 2 For 1 Offer

Please click HERE for further information

Career Transition Partnership - Resettlement Support for up to Two Years Post-Service

Resettlement support continues

Resettlement support doesn’t end when you leave the Armed Forces.You can seek help if eligible from your Regional Resettlement Centre for up to two years after your discharge date.

Career advice and guidance

If you attended a Career Transition Workshop or worked with a CTP Career Consultant on a one-to-one basis prior to leaving, you’re eligible for advice and information from your Career Consultant for up to two years post-discharge.

You can contact them by phone, email, or in person, whether it’s to discuss a job application, get feedback on your CV, or simply review your career direction.

You may also be able to attend CTP Employment Fairs or seminars, interview techniques workshops or other events, depending on availability of places.

If you didn’t access resettlement services prior to leaving, you may still be eligible for job finding assistance. To check your eligibility and find out more, contact your nearest Regional Resettlement Centre.

Information extracted from Please visit this link for further details.

Keeping Your Child Safe Online.

Worried about how safe your child is online? Click HERE for your guide to the social networks your children use and find out ways of keeping them safe online.

Service Children - Moving Schools Pack

Are you due to be posted soon and your child or children will be moving schools?
Pick up the  FREE "Moving School" Guide, as well as an Activity Pack and a Schooling History Record for children, available from Bovington or Blandford HIVE or contact 01929 403185 to request a copy.

Relocation To Bovington Or Lulworth

Are you due to be posted to Bovington or Lulworth soon?
If so contact Bovington HIVE to request a pre-arrival welcome pack and
Garrison guide.
email:  or 01929 403185

Core information sheets on the Garrison are also available from the HIVE and contain useful information on schools, nurseries, employment, health provision, accommodation, overview of location, community activities, amenities, facilities and more.

The HIVE can also help you, if you have any general queries regarding Bovington & Lulworth or the local area.

Garrison Welfare Team - Lulworth Support

Monday, 9 January 2017

British Forces Resettlement - National Employment & Career Fairs 2017

The first event on the BFRS calendar, is the National Employment & Careers Fair @ Aldershot. This event will take place on the 19th January at the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre

followed by:
  • 6th April - Catterick - Catterick Garrison Leisure Centre
  • 18th May - Virtual Career Event
  • 6th July - Midlands - Greetham Valley Golf & Conference Centre, Oakham
  • 7th September - Tidworth - Tidworth Leisure Centre
  • 23rd November - Catterick - Catterick Garrison Leisure Centre
​For further information on any of the events this year, and the services BFRS provide the Armed Forces Community please contact a member of the BFRS team.
Phone: 0116 254 5477

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Contacting Carillionamey - Phoning From A Mobile Or Abroad

Calls to the Carillion Amey Helpdesk 0800 707 6000 number from a mobile will incur a cost.  Please use the direct line number provided below.  

This goes to the same option number so is no different to the 0800 one, but will be included in talk time plans, or may cost less when calling from abroad.

The number is 0151 728 1630