Oxfordshire County Council

  • Address: County Hall
    New Road

    Oxford
    Oxfordshire
    OX1 1ND

Description

 Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

We were the first Local Authority to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in 2011 and have a long history of support for the service community. We: 

  • offer support for reservist deployments, guaranteed interviews for leavers and veterans (that meet essential criteria) and work experience for service leavers
  • offer paid leave for CFAVs and flexible working for military spouses
  • make exceptions for service spouses to repay Discretionary Maternity Pay when a return to work is prevented by a service posting
  • partnered with Headteachers to hold a Service Children’s Conference in September 2019, where students, Heads and Governors focused on how to improve support for service children
  • introduced the automatic prioritisation of service children for schools admissions and produced a guide for service families to navigate the process
  • signpost to 70 Oxfordshire based services supporting the armed forces community through the free app ‘Forces Connect’
  • have a network of 14 staff that are armed forces ‘buddies’ supporting and advising veterans, service leavers, spouses and/or the children of service personnel to assist with integration into the civilian workforce.

About us

We're the local authority for Oxfordshire, committed to delivering top quality services and value for money on behalf of the county's 600,000+ residents.We put residents at the heart of everything we do. People join and stay with the council because they are committed to public service, whether working in social care, libraries, schools, improving the county’s road and travel system or in one of a wide range of exciting areas. We recognise that our employees are central to everything we do. We are committed to creating positive jobs and work environments where people flourish, develop and have the opportunity to make a real difference in delivering high quality services.