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Council signs up to Armed Forces award

Published: 19/01/2017

Flintshire County Council has been awarded the bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) by the Ministry of Defence. The ERS encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. There are three levels - bronze, silver and gold. Flintshire County Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Andy Dunbobbin, said: “Flintshire has signed up to the bronze level award showing that we support the armed forces and are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and partners of military personnel. I am extremely proud to Champion the Armed Forces in Flintshire and this award complements the Armed Forces Covenant which the Council already holds.” The Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between civilian communities and their local Armed Forces community. The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support although public sector organisations, such as local authorities, are also eligible to be recognised.