Posted on: Tuesday 4 December 2018
Today (04/12/2018) Major Stephen Dwyer, representing the 104th Regiment Royal Artillery, attended full council to officially award Torfaen a silver award on behalf of the 'Defence Employer Recognition Scheme'.
To recognise the award, Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Alan Jones, Jason Lewis (Head of HR), Council Leader Anthony Hunt and regional Armed Forces Officer, Lisa Rawlings were all in attendance to collect the award.
The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
Earlier this year the Council was awarded a Bronze award for their support of the armed forces within recruitment and support existing employee reservists and their families.
Torfaen Council is one of only eight Councils in Wales to be awarded Silver under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. So a very well done to the Members and officers in making this happen.
Cllr Alan Jones, the council’s armed forces champion, said, “Receiving this award less than a year since receiving the Bronze award gives assurance to our ex-service men and women and reservists of our commitment in recognising the skills that they bring while working for this authority."
Those who have served their country deserve our respect and recognition and as a council we are committed to doing what we can to help them and their families access the full range of support they are entitled to.”
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