Council awarded for Armed Forces support
Posted on : 28 Nov 2019
Caerphilly County Borough Council has received a Gold Award for the unstinting support it offers members of the Armed Forces and their families.
At a glittering reception at The National Army Museum, Cllr Andrew Whitcombe accepted the remarkable honour on behalf of the local authority. He then presented it to Lisa Rawlings, the council’s Regional Armed Forces Covenant Liaison Officer, and Kathryn Peters, Corporate Policy Manager, at meeting of Full Council at Ty Penallta.
Caerphilly County Borough Council is a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The workforce contains a high number veterans and reservists, as well as 178 military spouses and partners.
A Guaranteed Interview policy for jobs now applies for all who have military experience. Fully-paid, additional leave days are offered for those who serve in the Armed Forces as reservists.
For veterans, the council offers access to physiotherapists, flexible hours and workplace adaptations.
Cllr Andrew Whitcombe said he was pleased to collect and present the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award. He added: “I was delighted to accept this award on behalf of the authority. It shows this council’s commitment to veterans, reservists and cadets.
“This administration recognises the sacrifice required by the Armed Forces personnel to keep us safe. It’s a simple step to help those who have helped us.“