Oadby & Wigston Borough Council is committed to supporting armed forces personnel and veterans.
The community covenant aims to encourage local communities to support the armed forces in their areas and to increase public understanding and awareness of issues affecting the armed forces and their families.
In October 2019 Oadby and Wigston Borough Council signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant It has now achieved a bronze level award.
The Covenant commits this Borough Council to honouring the Armed Forces Covenant and to support for the Armed Forces Community. This support takes the form of:
- Identifying an Armed Forces Champion. The champion is; Councillor Robert Eaton.
- Being an Armed Forces-friendly employer by guaranteeing a job interview and advertising vacancies with the Career Transition Partnership. This Authority has now registered with Forces Families Jobs. This is a tri-Service partnership between the Naval Families Federation (NFF), Army Families Federation (AFF) and Royal Air Force Families Federation (RAF).
- Attendance at a quarterly Leicestershire and Rutland Armed Forces Covenant Civil Military Partnership Board. Representation at this meeting is by the Council’s Community Engagement Officer.
- Ensuring the Armed Forces community works closely with the Local Authority and private housing teams to support households leaving the Armed Forces or re-locating within the UK.
Last updated: Tuesday, 21 January 2020 4:16 pm