Darren Bickerstaffe

Report
Content
• Background to the programme
• What is The Future Horizons Programme?
• Who are our partners?
• Who Benefits?
• Measuring Success
• Building for the future
• Questions
Background to the Programme
• MOD Consultation Paper 2011
• Based on a number of reports highlighting a lack of
support for ESLs
• Existing COBSEO work streams
• RFEA leading on employment
• Recognition that military charities don’t hold all the
keys
• Consortium developed
What is The Future Horizons Programme ?
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Non Military run programme – 1 year trial **
Funded by FIMT
Open to ESLs from ITC and Catterick Garrison
Opt In for continued support after discharge
Assisting transition – COBSEO objectives
Partnership model - COBSEO members, commercial
Welfare to Work companies and other 3rd sector
organisations
• Focussed on supporting ESLs into employment
What is The Future Horizons Programme ?
• Based in Hook Coy – linked into the existing process
• Two Advisors – interview ESLs pre-discharge
– Assessment of needs
– Registered on the systems
– Allocated to a Specialist Employment Consultant (SEC)
• Central Employment Team track progress
• 3 Stages to the programme:
– No help required
– Standard job finding support
– More complex support needs
• Various evaluation strands being measured
• 12 month report delivered in April 2013
Who are our Partners ?
• Made up from leading organisations in the industry
• RFEA providing Stage 1 and 2 of the programme
• Linked into existing Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
• Stage 3 providers deliver geographical coverage
• Strong links with “Civvy Street”
• More and more interest from other partners as the
programme progresses – Avondale House
Employment Opportunities
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Skills For Logistics
Manpower
Serco
JHP
BT
“Civvy Street”
Numerous local employers through RFEA Specialist
Employment Consultants (SECs)
Evaluation
DEMONSTRATING A CASE
Evaluation
• Evaluation as part of the
design
• Culture
• Clearly defined KPIs
• Informative
• Iterative
• Everyone’s business
• Future benefit
Independent scrutiny
Who Benefits ?
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The ESL
The Unit / ITC
The MOD – Reputation – Social Responsibility
Service Charities & Voluntary Sector organisations:
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Working in partnership
Maximising scarce resources
Longer Term View ……………Wider Society
Understanding the Limitations
Pragmatism
Academic
scrutiny
Virtuous Circle of Measurement
Process
Outcomes
Experiential
Judgement
Measuring Success
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Creating the first credible
baseline of data
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Capturing valuable data on ESL
demographic profiles and needs
Employment Outcomes
Training & Education Outcomes
Critique of the consortium model
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Quantitative & qualitative data
collection
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All to inform future
recommendations for the MOD
and interested parties
Process
Outcomes
Experiential
Judgement
Measuring Success
PROGRESS TO DATE
Progress so far
• The model is working very well
• 99% opt in rate – unprecedented engagement
• 1200 + opted in – 9% trained staff
• 15% Stage One Provision - 15% Stage 3 Provision
• Stage Two -70%
• SECs report significant improved engagement with
ESLs post discharge
Building For Success
• Looking at options – continuation & expansion
• 12 month report - key driver for continuation
• Funding Options: Short, Medium, Long
• Agreeing a model/ future concept
• Linking into wider COBSEO developments
• Continuing to secure partner buy in
QUESTIONS
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CONTACT DETAILS
Darren Bickerstaffe
07428705770
Future Horizons Programme Director
[email protected]
Laura Blair
07854544066
RFEA Business Development Manager
[email protected]
Matt Fossey
Innovo Consultancy Ltd
[email protected]
07545567807

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