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Armed forces reservists: County Council policy and pledge of support

Hampshire County Council recognises the vital role of the Reserve Forces and the valuable contribution that reservists make to the country’s defence, to their communities and to the civilian workplace.

As an employer, Hampshire County Council positively supports staff who are reservists in their spare time.

Our pledge of support for reservist employees:
  • 10 days additional paid leave each year to attend military training
  • a flexible working policy to assist with military commitments
  • management support in preparation for, during and after mobilisation
  • access to an Occupational Health service
  • access to an employee support line, a confidential counselling service
  • eligibility for sickness absence pay in line with terms and conditions
  • eligibility for maternity, paternity and adoption leave in line with terms and conditions
  • death in service scheme
  • corporate Volunteer Reserve Forces guidance used across the organisation
  • recognition will be given to training and experience relevant to employment in HCC and will be included on personal records and personal development plans
  • the County Council will encourage the reservist to keep in contact at a social level with friends and colleagues from their workplace during periods of mobilisation
Armed Forces Covenant