The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
Over 1,000 UK businesses have signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Armed Forces Covenant can be signed by any business or charitable organisation, whether you employ a member of the Armed Forces Community, or simply wish to publicly acknowledge your support.
The starting point for any organisation is determining which measures your business can support, and setting these out in an Armed Forces Covenant pledge. Download the pledge template and Information pack.
Deciding what to include, perhaps in consultation with employees or customers from the Armed Forces community, should ultimately rest with a person in authority who can ensure that commitments are implemented.
For ideas and examples of what to include, download the Information pack.
Attend an Armed Forces Covenant event, designed to bring the pledge to life for your business.
Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director runs events on behalf of the Ministry of Defence to promote the Armed Forces Covenant and provide support to employers where needed.
She said: “This is a great way for employers to highlight to their customers and the community that they support the Armed Forces. I invite every employer in East Anglia to emulate over 1,000 other UK businesses in publicly declaring their support for the military community.”
Attendance is free and events include insightful and inspiring talks from a range of speakers, all of whom have a story that will add value to employers looking to demonstrate their support.
Upcoming Armed Forces Covenant events 2017 in East Anglia
27th January – North Bedfordshire
2nd March – Norfolk
9th March – Essex
23rd March – Cambridgeshire
To attend, or simply find out more about any of the events listed above, please contact Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director for the Ministry of Defence.
Kristina will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and to assist you with tailoring your pledge.
If you wish to have your pledge co-signed by a member of the Armed Forces, Kristina can make the necessary arrangements.
Below are a few examples of businesses that have recently pledged their support to the Armed Forces Covenant in East Anglia. To view the pledges they’ve made, and find out which other businesses have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, visit the national website.
Once you’ve pledged your support, you are eligible for consideration of an Employer Recognition Scheme Award.