South Norfolk and Broadland District Council

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Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

South Norfolk and Broadland District Council recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our organisation and are proud to have been awarded the Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

We seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, of which we are a signatory, and are an armed forces-friendly organisation through our commitment to:

  • To support the employment of service leavers, where the essential criteria is met, through our Guaranteed Interview Scheme
  • Striving to support the employment of Service spouses and partners;
  • Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment through our Flexible working policy
  • Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, by giving them six days leave for training and accommodating any mobilisation where possible
  • Seeking to understand more about our employees who are reservists, veterans, spouses or dependants.

About us

In 2018, the two councils overwhelmingly agreed to move forward with a collaborative partnership by establishing a single paid officer team to deliver services for the two autonomous councils.

As two high performing councils, we are committed to making our area one of the best places to live in the country. We want team members who share this ambition and who can help shape our place, transform our services and exceed the expectations of our 260,000 residents, 700 staff, 10,000 businesses and our communities.

We already have a strong history of collaboration and we are building upon this success by creating a place that moves with the times, innovates and attracts and retains the very best talent, ensuring that we provide positive futures, opportunities and career development for our staff. We are committed to recruiting for the right strengths and attitude – then developing the right skills along the way.

At South Norfolk and Broadland District Council, we believe that in addition to attracting the best talent, that a culture of diversity of ideas, perspectives and opportunities, leads to the creation of better services.