North Somerset Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant


The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.  A wide variety of organisations who wish to support the Armed Forces community; including businesses from sole-trader to multinational, public bodies, or charities, can sign the Covenant and publicly declare their commitments.

North Somerset Council’s Covenant includes support to Reservists, Service leavers and Veterans, as well as Service spouses, to provide a flexible working environment and employment opportunities taking into account the unique demands placed upon service personnel and their families.  

Ministry of Defence’s Defence Relationship Management Regional Employer Engagement Director, Jon Beake, said “it’s fantastic that North Somerset Council joins over 1100 organisations across the South West that have pledged their support by adopting their own Armed Forces Covenants; it’s been a pleasure tailoring the pledges with them to make them relevant and mutually beneficial. It was also great that they chose to sign in their Council Chambers with quite an audience to witness it.”

The story has subsequently been covered by Somerset Live. Read more here.

To find out more about how your organisation could benefit from pledging their support to the Armed Forces community contact Regional Employer Engagement Director, Jon  Beake, on

To find a list of all those who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant visit

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