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Work with FiMT: Communications Officer

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) is currently recruiting a full time Communications Officer 

Location: Victoria, London

The Communications Officer will contribute to the delivery of FiMT’s mission, and increase FiMT’s impact, by developing and executing the Trust’s influence and communications work with policy makers and service providers.

FiMT was established in 2011 with a £35 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund to spend over a 20-year period. Our vision is for all ex-Service personnel and their families to lead fulfilled civilian lives, and our mission is to enable successful sustainable transition back to civilian life. The Trust awards grants and commissions research to generate a strong evidence base for influencing policy makers and service providers, and has recently increased its focus on influencing and convening thought-leadership activity.

The role of the Communications Officer is critical to the effectiveness of FiMT in achieving its mission. The Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced and flexible Communications Officer with strong traditional and digital communication skills, stakeholder management and Public Affairs expertise.

Full job description here.

To apply, please email a CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a Supporting Statement explaining how your skills and experience fit the role, to Rodrigo Voss, om@fim-trust.org

The deadline for applications is: 27 September 2019.
Interviews will be held in London.

FiMT awards contract for website re-design

The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded the contract for its website re-design to The Bureau. 

FiMT’s decision to re-design its website reflects its increasing role as a strategic influencer.  Established in 2011 by a £35 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund, FiMT’s mission is to enable successful and sustainable transition by funding evidence generation and influence activities that help to further its mission.  As the Trust increases its influence and reach, it needs a modern website to share the range of evidence, reports and information available to all with an interest in ensuring that ex-Service personnel make a successful transition.

Ray Lock, Chief Executive, Forces in Mind Trust, said, “We are delighted to award the contract to The Bureau.  They impressed us with their understanding of FiMT’s work, and their vision for how our website should look and operate.  This is an existing time in FiMT’s development, and our website is a critical tool in ensuring we deliver our mission”.

Simon Fairway, Director, The Bureau, said “We’re thrilled to be supporting FiMT’s important work in enabling ex-Service personnel and their families to successfully transition into civilian lives.  The project neatly draws on our existing experience with funders and frontline organisations working on evidence-based service improvements, particularly around the wellbeing and mental health of veterans”.