If you are a member of the Armed Forces Community and work for a supportive employer, why not nominate them for a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award.
The Bronze Award is self-nominated by employers who pledge intention to support Defence. They must have already signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
Nominations for the Silver Employer Engagement Award are boarded by Headquarters South West and must meet criteria that includes; ability to demonstrate support for defence personnel issues, employ at least one member of the Armed Forces Community, communicate and uphold a positive stance via established HR policies, show flexibility towards annual training and mobilisation commitments. The closing date for 2018 Silver nominations is 15th March.
In order to achieve the Gold Award businesses must proactively advocate and support defence, communicate commitment internally and externally, positive to all defence personnel during recruitment, enable Reservists to fulfil annual training and mobilisation commitments and demonstrate significant support for Cadet Instructors, Armed Forces Veterans and military spouses/partners.