About the Armed Forces Covenant

Illustration of the armed forces covenant gold award logoTelford & Wrekin Council has been named as one of this years’ winners of the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards for demonstrating outstanding support for the armed forces community.

The ERS Gold Awards continues to grow in strength year on year. To win an award, organisations must demonstrate that they provide:

  • ten extra paid days leave for reservists
  • supportive HR policies in place for:
    • veterans
    • reserves
    • Cadet Force adult volunteers
    • spouses and partners of those serving in the armed forces.

Telford & Wrekin Council has played a key role in establishing and maintaining an Armed Forces Covenant for the county. The covenant is a pledge, taken by public and private sector organisations, that together they acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society that they serve with their lives.

About the ERS

The ERS encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Visit the Armed Forces Covenant website

The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to be recognised.

Visit the GOV.UK website for information about the Defense Employer Recognition Scheme

Last updated: 03/11/2020 11:32