Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has continued to be recognised as a silver award member of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme since 2014. The scheme encourages employers to support defence and the Armed Forces community and inspire others to do the same by aligning our values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
Silver award holders:
- Demonstrate support for service personnel issues and employ at least one member of the Armed Forces community.
- Actively communicate and uphold a positive stance to their employees via established Human Resources policies and procedures such as supporting the work of its reservists which includes paid leave to allow them to attend training.
- Show flexibility towards annual training commitments and mobilisation of reservist employees and support the employment of cadet instructors, Armed Forces veterans (including wounded, injured and sick) and military spouses/partners.