Welcome to HighGround
HighGround is a young charity, formed to assist in the transition from military to civilian life
Our vision is to be the leading organisation for the provision of land-based opportunities for all ex-military personnel and Reservists.
Service in the Armed Forces exposes personnel to working and living outdoors. The land-based employment sector offers an ever-increasing variety of opportunities for Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans to use their transferable skills learned in the military to pursue jobs, careers and vocational opportunities and HighGround provides advice and Rural Weeks towards employment and fulfilment in civilian life.We are also proud to be providing a Horticultural Therapy service for patients at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.
Anna Baker Cresswell, Founder and Development Director
HighGround was in last week’s Farmers Weekly, ‘Charity brings military talent to farming’, and the response has been amazing!!
HighGround is delighted to announce the appointment of Air Commodore (rtd) Ian Elliott as their new Chairman of Trustees. Ian’s last posting in the RAF was as Air Attache in Washington and he has spent the last 5 years at Airbus.
Opportunities in the Pig Sector
The pig sector is a very technical and innovative industry with the role of stock people encompassing more and more technical knowledge, responsibility and expertise. Training and funding can be provided if you are interested in opportunities for military leavers within the English pig sector.