Armed Forces reservists Community Connect - 21 June 2023

Celebrate Armed Forces Reserves day with our regular online forum for those managing, championing or supporting Armed Forces reservists in the NHS.

General information

21 June 2023 10:30 - 12:00 GMT
Open to all

Community Connect provides a platform for those managing or working with Armed Forces reservists to network, collaborate and hear latest updates from our reservists programme team.

These informal online sessions include themed presentations, guest speakers and plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share good practice.

June session details 

Celebrate Armed Forces Reserves Day with us. We will be hearing from a serving reservist on her experience of working in the NHS and how you can work towards creating an internal armed forces network, to promote a better understanding of the Armed Forces Community and create a more supportive and inclusive working environment.

You will hear from the NHS Employers Armed Forces team on five steps you can follow that will help to establish your organisation as a forces-friendly employer.

There will also be smaller break out rooms to further the conversation and ask any questions you may have about what you have heard. 

We will be joined by:

  • Nat Haynes, Assistant Director at Defence Relationship Management
  • Kathryn Allsopp, Head of Operational HR at Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nicola Norris, E Roster Manager & Royal Signals Army Reservist at Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust 

Community Connect offers:

  • presentations on key themes around supporting Armed Forces reservists in the NHS

  • a forum to share ideas and success, and to network with fellow Armed Forces champions

  • guidance on how to build your organisation’s reputation as a Forces-friendly employer

  • programme updates from the NHS Employers Armed Forces team.

Benefits of attendance include: 

  • making your Armed Forces commitment public

  • enhancing your organisations inclusive recruitment activities

  • helping to create a more supportive workplace environment 

  • building networks across the NHS.

To learn more about Community Connect, please email armedforces@nhsemployers.org.

To receive invitations to all Community Connect events, fill out this registration form.

You can also follow the team on Twitter, at @NHSEArmedForces.