Armed Forces Covenant

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What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

The Covenant is a voluntary pledge from individual organisations that wish to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces.  The pledge is made to serving members of the armed forces, reservists and veterans and covers access to services and employment.

Public Health Wales signed the covenant on the 25th May 2017 and was awarded the Bronze Level Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in June 2018 and is working towards  attaining the Silver Level.

More information on the Covenant is available on the Armed Forces Covenant website.

Reservists – working for Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales (PHW) welcomes applications from serving reservists, recognising and valuing the additional experience and transferable skills that they develop through their armed forces training and military career, such as teamwork, problem solving, leadership, commitment, determination and self confidence.
 
PHW has a variety of career opportunities ranging from administration/project management roles, through to finance, microbiology and health promotion.  To find out what opportunities are available, please look at our current vacancies.

Public Health Wales has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, was awarded the Bronze Level Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in June 2018 and is working towards attaining the Silver Level.

Up to an additional 10 days paid leave is available to support you to fulfil any training requirements that your reserve role requires.  Flexible working options may also be available.

Veterans – working for Public Health Wales

Public Health Wales welcomes applications from service leavers. Service leavers, through their military career and training, have experience of working in a variety of different careers within the services, including trainers, administrators, IT managers, nurses, operations managers, facilities managers, project managers and communications experts to name but a few.  They are also adept at developing the benefits of teamwork and working in demanding and complex situations.

Public Health Wales has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, was awarded the Bronze Level Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in June 2018 and is working towards attaining the Silver Level.

If you are interested in the career options within Public Health Wales and the benefits this can bring to you and our organisation, please have a look at our current vacancies.

 

 

 

The Step into Health Programme

The Step into Health Programme has been created because the NHS recognises the transferable skills and cultural values that Armed Forces personnel develop when serving, and how they are compatible with those required within NHS roles.

Developed in conjunction with The Royal Foundation and Walking With The Wounded, Step into Health provides a dedicated pathway for the Armed Forces community to access the numerous career opportunities available in the NHS.