Havant Borough Council recognises the Reserve Forces

Monday, 22 August, 2022

Havant Borough Council is to offer additional support to members of the Reserve Forces as part of their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

Recognising the valuable contribution that members of the Reserve Forces make to the UK Armed Forces, local communities and the workplace, Havant Borough Council has adopted a new HR policy that will offer additional support to Reservists during their training and mobilisation commitments.

Councillor Gwen Robinson. Cabinet lead for Affordable Housing, Communities and CIL, said; “We acknowledge that the vital training undertaken by Reservists enables them to develop their skills and abilities further. We also fully support the mobilisation process of calling Reservists into full time service with the regular Forces in order to make them available for military operations.”

“We do not currently have any Reservists working in the council; however, we hope that this policy and our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant will attract Reservists to apply for job opportunities at Havant Borough Council in the future."

The council also supports Veterans through a Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this policy was implemented in 2016 and is applied to all job opportunities. This policy guarantees Veterans a job interview as long as they meet the personal specification.

Havant Borough Council holds a Silver Award as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and highlights the commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.