What can I do to be a supportive employer?

Reservists
In this section, we outline the steps you should take to enable your organisation to be recognised as a forces-friendly employer in order to recruit and retain members of the Armed Forces community for your NHS workforce. 
Reservists

Identify an NHS Armed Forces champion

Identify an internal NHS Reserve Forces Champion to increase the awareness of reservists within your organisation and coordinate your organisation's activity around the Armed Forces agenda.

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Sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Sign up to the Armed Forces covenant to show your public commitment to the Armed Forces community, including those within your workforce, and build your reputation as a forces-friendly employer.

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Create an Armed Forces policy

Use our model policy example to create a dedicated Armed Forces policy within your organisation to support commitments made by members of the community.

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Pledge to Step into Health

Step into Health connects employers in the NHS to talent from the Armed Forces community.

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Work towards an ERS award

The Employer Recognition Scheme rewards and recognises UK employers for their support and commitment towards the Armed Forces community.

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Extra recommendations

Find out how you can enhance your support of the Armed Forces community within your organisation with our extra recommendations.

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