Supporting Our Armed Forces Veterans, Our Reservists and Service Families

Posted by: karin.bond at 3:11 pm on February 18th, 2020

City Hospitals Independent Commercial Enterprises Ltd [CHoICE] has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and is proud to employ staff who serves as Reservists in the UKs Armed forces.  We are pleased to support our colleagues who are former servicemen and women and those whose partners currently serve. Our policies reflect our support of Reservists, members of the cadet force and military partners via benefits such as paid leave to undertake annual training exercises, tours or support during a partner’s deployment.

Organisations wishing to learn more about the Armed Forces Covenant can find details at https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/

CHoICE works with organisations such as Step into Health to provide career pathways and training for members of the military who want to move into a career in healthcare support and healthcare itself via our parent Trust.

Further details of the scheme is available at https://www.militarystepintohealth.nhs.uk/

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence by going above and beyond their covenant pledges. Through a 3 tier approach of bronze, silver and gold awards, the scheme recognises the different levels of commitment provided by employers. This allows the Ministry of Defence to publicly thank and honour those organisation for their support. 

Further details of the ERS are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-employer-recognition-scheme/defence-employer-recognition-scheme

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