Organisations strike silver

August 17, 2017

Congratulations to all the organisations in the Highland RFCA area who have been recognised for their positivity towards the Armed Forces with Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards. 

Well done to: Thorntons Law LLP, Falkirk Football Club, Aberdein Considine, Angus Council, Argyll and Bute Council, McLeod Glaziers, Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Orkney, Driver Hire Dundee & Perth, Perth & Kinross Council, and Knockhill Racing Circuit.

To receive the award each of the recipients was required to:

◉ Demonstrate support for service personnel issues and employ at least one member of the armed forces community;

◉ Actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to their employees via established HR policies and procedures;

◉ Show flexibility towards annual training commitments and mobilisation of reservist employees and support the employment of cadet instructors, armed forces veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners;

◉ Collect their certificate at a regional silver awards ceremony, receive silver logos to display and are themselves displayed on the list of Employer Recognition Scheme award winners;

◉ Must be nominated for a silver award by a third party using the online nomination form;

◉ Are required to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and employ at least one individual from the covenant category that the nomination emphasises.

The winners will receive their awards later in the year at a glittering ceremony in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle.