Armed forces support

Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant

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Runnymede Borough Council is an Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award winning employer, committed to supporting the Armed Forces community working and residing in Surrey. We are passionate about building an inclusive and diverse workforce, welcoming candidates from a variety of backgrounds, skills and abilities. We are committed to meeting the needs of all employees who are connected to or contributing to the military, including families.

Hear from one of our reserves, Andrew Pritchard, Chief Executive

Since arriving at Runnymede Borough Council I have been supported to continue as an active Reserve Army Officer, knowing I had the support of my employers allowed me to take on the Deputy Commander (Reserves) 160th (Wales) Brigade role, which I could not have considered had it not been for the openly permissive environment and the very clear support of Runnymede as an employer. Seeing the evolution of polices to support serving members, veterans and their families is underpinned by the visible championing of support from the 2023/24 Mayor and her consort who both have direct experience of serving and supporting the armed forces.

Going for gold

Runnymede Borough Council are working towards the gold award. To gain a gold award, we must demonstrate that we provide ten extra paid days leave for Reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for Veterans, Reserves, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers and Spouses and Partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.

Get in touch about work opportunities

We are a flexible employer, with a range of family-friendly policies, good benefits and, where appropriate, adopt a hybrid approach to the workplace. We are transforming the way we work – so it’s an interesting time to take up a role in local government.

Armed Forces Covenant

Runnymede Borough Council is proud to be a supporter of the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Armed forces support
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