Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), is looking to appoint a Director to establish and grow a new FiMT Research Centre (FiMT) and guide the development and application of research across the Veterans and Families sector.

FiMT is a Big Lottery Fund endowed spend-out charitable Trust, whose aim is to provide an evidence base that will influence and underpin policy making and service delivery in order to enable ex-Service personnel and their families to lead successful civilian lives.  We have an endowment of over £35 million and ambitions to make a transformational difference to the sector by decisive and targeted grants and commissions, and their subsequent exploitation for influence.

After 5 years’ operation, the Trust has identified a need to make better use of the outputs from its funded research to achieve greater and swifter change.  In partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, FiMT is establishing a new research centre to provide decision makers and opinion formers at all levels with the best available evidence on aspects pertaining to UK ex-Service personnel and their families.  The FiMT RC will be embedded in the Veterans and Families Institute (VFI) at ARU; an institute with a growing international reputation and output.  The VFI sits within the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, which itself has a track record in research that informs health and social care policy and practice.

As a result of this development, we’re looking to appoint a Director to the FiMT RC.  Please follow this link for further information and for details on how to apply (closing date 30th June 2017).