Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
In 2012, together with partners, Herefordshire Council signed the Herefordshire Armed Forces Community Covenant. Since then the council has coordinated the work of our Covenant Partnership in progressing projects and initiatives to support the Armed Forces community in Herefordshire. Herefordshire Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant in November 2014, in which we pledged to: promote the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation; endeavour to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment; advertise all Council job vacancies through the Armed Forces welfare news system; support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible; offer support to our local cadet units, either in our local community or in local schools, where possible; and, actively participate in Armed Forces Day.
Herefordshire Council is a unitary authority responsible for delivering a wide range of public services and, as such, has a diverse workforce. The Council’s employees carry out a mixture of front-line and office-based roles ranging from those such as Social Worker, Enforcement Officer and School Crossing Patrol, to Administrator, Project Manager and Solicitor.