Army Families Federation (AFF)


Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant 

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is committed to supporting the Armed Forces community and recognises the value serving personnel, Reservists, Veterans and military families bring to our organisation. We strive to support the values of the Armed Forces Covenant in many ways, including:

  • We will always consider offering an interview to spouses/partners if they meet the selection criteria laid out in a job advert.
  • We encourage staff to apply for other suitable positions within AFF on relocation when appropriate.
  • We will support spouses and partners to work from home where appropriate and look at flexible working opportunities.
  • We will support training and development which helps staff not only in their AFF role, but will also be of benefit in future employment.
  • We will look sympathetically on requests for leave before, during or after a partner’s deployment according to AFF policy.
  • We will grant special paid leave for employees who are bereaved or whose loved ones are injured.

About us

AFF is the independent voice of Army families and works hard to improve the quality of life for Army families around the world – on any aspect that is affected by the Army lifestyle.

AFF is often pivotal in achieving improvements for Army families such as changes to Government and military policy and changes to the delivery of how things are provided for families. AFF does not do this by itself; our role is to highlight problems to the chain of command or service providers, and to work with them and other agencies to improve the support they provide to Service families.

AFF also provides a signposting service to help you to find the right person to speak to, as well as providing useful information for Army families.