Skip to content

The Serving and Ex Serving Women’s was founded by a small group of likeminded women keen to connect with others. As the SESWN has evolved we continue to take our direction from our members with a small group working on your behalf to facilitate activity and organise events.

Here you can find one or 2 of their stories…


Jen Robinson OBE

Jen served in the Royal Air Force for 18 years as an engineer.

Since retiring in 2019, Jen has worked on, and in partnership with, a variety of projects aimed at supporting veterans. She is passionate about social connectedness and sees it as her mission to organise fun and easily accessible activity to enable everyone in the community to connect, and stay connected, no matter what.

Jen is a co-founder of the SESWN and Community Wellbeing NI C.I.C.

Jen enjoys the beach in all weathers, in and out of the water, is a beekeeper, a crafter, a reader, and a trying cook.


Jacqs is a Senior Logistics Officer who has been serving in the Royal Air Force (RAF) for over 30 years.

Jacqs is currently serving as a Full Time Reservist in the role of Head of RAF Engagement in Northern Ireland. 

She enjoys walking her dog, going on holidays with her family – ideally somewhere hot or occasional ski-ing.  To keep herself healthy she tries to get to the local Park Run and enjoys Pilates, listening to audio books and interior design.

Jacqs Rankin BSc RAF

Would you like to get involved?

Send us a message!

We are a growing network run by volunteers – is you would like to volunteer for a position on the committee, or to help our with an events or programme then we would love to hear from you.

Please use the email address below, or fill out the form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

You agree to receive email communication from us by submitting this form.