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RIFT Military Engagement Team
The team collaborate to ensure we meet the information needs of serving personnel and veterans; RIFT employees wishing to become an Armed Forces Reservist or Adult Cadet Volunteer; and other Kent based businesses who wish to become involved.
To find out more about any of the activities listed, contact a member of the team via on 01233 628648
• Armed Forces Tax Refunds – averaging £3,000 for 4-year claims
• Tax Awareness Events – unit briefings, open days, life skills events
• RIFT Military Engagement Days – linking businesses and employees with the military, raising awareness of benefits
• Supporting ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – corporate sponsorship and raising awareness of military charity causes
HEAD OF ARMED FORCES LIAISON OFFICER
Shaun joined the Army as a private soldier at the age of 21 and having worked through the ranks was eventually commissioned into the AGC(ETS) as an Officer and teacher.
He directly coordinates and supports the military liaison activity for RIFT, working closely with Astra Fraser, the RIFT Armed Forces Liaison Officer, attending a number of unit events, designed to raise tax awareness within the community.
You can contact Shaun directly on 07494 175597 or read more on his LinkedIN profile.Read Shaun's Full Profile
RIFT ARMED FORCES LIAISON OFFICER (RALO)
Before RIFT Astra was in the Royal Army Medical Corps, which she’d joined in 1999 as a Combat Medical Technician. Prior to that, she’d been in the TA Princess of Wales Royal Regiment while studying Art and Design at Hastings College.
Astra is perfectly placed to answer any questions you may have, explain how everything works, guide you through the process, and show you how to get the most from signing up with RIFT.
You can contact Astra directly on 07508 898142 or read more on her LinkedIN profile.Read Astra's full profile
RIFT TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Kenton is an Armed Forces veteran, having served in the Infantry with 5th Battalion The Rifles, who were based in Paderborn, Germany. Kenton has worked for a number of software companies, delivering solutions ranging from Telematics/IOT systems to mobile and web apps.
Kenton provides excellent insights for military personnel seeking to transition into technical roles after their careers, including IT.Read Kenton's Full Profile
PEOPLE AND CULTURE BUSINESS PARTNER
Hayley is an HR specialist, having worked in people and culture roles in a number of industries since 2013, including software, retail, fresh produce and now tax. Hayley supports RIFT’s goal in raising awareness amongst Armed Forces veterans and families of the types of roles available at RIFT and matching specific skillsets relevant to them. Hayley also advises RIFT employees who wish to engage with the military as Reservists or Adult Cadet Volunteers, ensuring they benefit from the additional measures provided by RIFT to support them.Read Hayley's full profile
RIFT PERSONAL TAX CONSULTANT
Matt has worked in a variety of roles at RIFT, and is now a personal tax consultant. He is highly supportive of the military community, and has participated in a series of events, including engagement days both at military locations and at RIFT; the Sandhurst Leadership Challenge and Military Open Days.
Matt briefs RIFT employees on the benefits of participating in military events, and support offered by RIFT.Read Matt's full profile
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