Kent County Council’s commitment and support for defence personnel and their families has been recognised with a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.
Highlighting the council’s support for those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, the award recognises KCC’s “statement of intent to support defence personnel” as well as its participation in Armed Forces Day.
“We are proud to employ both Reservists and Ex-Service Personnel across KCC and we greatly value their contribution and work ethic,” said Canon Peter Bruinvels, KCC’s Civilian-Military Liaison Adviser.
“The British Army has a major presence in Kent with the Military making a large contribution to the local economy and to the workforce.”
The key criteria for achieving the bronze award include:
A pledge to support the Armed Forces community, including existing or prospective employees who are members of the community;
KCC promoting itself as being Armed Forces-Friendly; and being open to employ Reservists (as KCC does), Armed Forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses and partners