Armed forces in Buckinghamshire

Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence by going above and beyond their covenant pledges.

BCC achieved a Silver award in 2018.


Guaranteed interview scheme

We run a guaranteed interview scheme for:

  • serving reservists and
  • all ex-service men and women

The scheme is available for anyone who meets the minimum criteria for the role they are applying for.


Armed Forces Covenant

In July 2012, Buckinghamshire Council, the Armed Forces in Buckinghamshire (Army, Navy and RAF) and other key partners, signed the Buckinghamshire Armed Forces Community Covenant.

The covenant aims to recognise the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community within the county and help provide support for them and their families. This includes in-Service and ex-Service personnel, families and widow(er)s.

It is a two-way arrangement and the Armed Forces Community is encouraged to do as much as they can to support their community. All the partners involved have agreed to deliver an action plan.

The partners involved include:

  • NHS Bucks
  • GP commissioning groups
  • Emergency services
  • Business community
  • Voluntary community
  • Armed forces charities


Annual Report 2018

The 2018 Armed Forces Covenant Annual report was presented by councillor Bill Bendyshe-Brown, our Armed Forces Champion at full council on 17 May 2018.

Read the Armed Forces Covenant report online


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