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Championing our Armed Forces

Posted on : 10 Jul 2017

Championing our Armed Forces

The Armed Forces community across five areas of South East Wales are to benefit from the employment of a Regional Armed Forces Covenant Officer, after funding for the brand new post was secured through the Covenant Fund.

Hosted by Caerphilly County Borough Council, the Regional Armed Forces Covenant Officer will facilitate improved and more consistent delivery and awareness of the Armed Forces Community Covenant across Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Newport.

The two year fixed term post, which is currently open for applications, will also enable the sharing of good practice and support for the Armed Forces community from across Wales.

Cllr Dave Poole, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council said, “While great strides have been made in delivering the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales at a local, regional and national level, it’s clear that delivery and awareness within organisations and the public has been inconsistent. We’re confident this project will facilitate an improved and more consistent delivery across the Gwent area, and improve awareness of issues facing both the Armed Forces and their families”.

Caerphilly’s Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Alan Higgs added, “This post will help enable councils, other public services and residents to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged by their service, and I’m delighted that through funding received from the Covenant Fund, this project is able to come to fruition”.

The closing date for the Regional Armed Forces Covenant Officer post is Thursday 13th July. To apply, or for more information, please visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/jobs  

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