Armed Forces Staff Support
Supporting staff from the Armed Forces
We recognise the transferable skills and cultural values that Armed Forces personnel have developed, and how these skills and values are compatible with working in the NHS and actively encourage applications from people who are currently employed in the armed forces.
We actively seek to support our reservists on deployment and are in the process of updating our policies so that we're able to provide two weeks of special leave. Through our Armed Forces staff network we would actively seek to buddy/mentor our reservists in preparation for, during, and upon return from deployment, should this be appropriate.
Armed Forces staff network
We’re currently working to set up an Armed Forces Staff Network aimed at providing those that are part of the wider Armed Forces Community a chance for meeting others from a similar background, share stories, attend social events, provide mutual support and advice.
Supporting Veterans healthcare
We’re committed to helping our Veterans in every way possible; caring for their mental and physical health, supporting them and their family and carers to live a healthy and happy lifestyle, and ensuring that they have equal access to any employment opportunities within our organisation.
In the video below, Major Dawn Saunders, Officer Commanding of 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron, and our Chief Executive, Julian Emms, talk about the importance of the Armed Forces Covenant.
We’re committed to helping our Veterans caring for their mental and physical health, and supporting their family and carers.