FIRM backing for the military has earned Warwickshire County Council a gold award in this year’s winners of the Employer Recognition Scheme for demonstrating outstanding support for Britain’s Armed Forces.
The scheme is gaining in strength each year and to win an award, organisations must demonstrate that they provide ten extra paid days leave for Reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, reserves, cadet force adult volunteers and spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.
They also advocate the benefits of supporting those within the Armed Forces community, encouraging others to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and to engage in the Employer Recognition Scheme.
Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “We are honoured to be leading the way in the public sector in Warwickshire by being an Armed Forces-friendly employer.
“We want members of our Armed Forces to be a part of the team at the council as we recognise the huge breadth of transferable skills they acquire through their role in the Regulars or Reserves.
“We hope that through the recent changes and support available, members of the Armed Forces can have the opportunity to make a real impact both working at the Council and supported fully within our communities.