8th February 2024
Civica signs Armed Forces Covenant, affirming commitment to servicepeople and veterans
At a ceremony in our Southbank offices earlier today, our Chief People Officer, Jessica Collingwood-Terry formally signed the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of Civica, in the presence of Major General John Collyer. Civica first committed to the Covenant in 2019 and has since been awarded the prestigious Silver Award, given to employers that demonstrate proactive support for service people and veterans.
First published in 2011, the Armed Forces Covenant outlines the moral obligation which exists between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. It is intended to ensure that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.
As a global GovTech provider, Civica supports a wide range of vital public services, including the armed forces. We have a have a proud history of employing veterans and serving reservists and supporting the armed forces on the sporting field as well as the battlefield. We also work with the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy museums on their STEM outreach programs and supporting their work to get more people to understand the rich history of those branches of the UK Armed Forces.
Civica Chief People Officer,
As a company which supports the delivery of vital public services for more than 100 million people around the world, serving citizens is our driving purpose at Civica.
We’re therefore proud to be a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant which is testament to our commitment to support Civica people who currently serve, or have already given service, to the armed forces.
We’re delighted to offer our people who serve in uniform five paid days’ leave per year, including support for reservists during periods of mobilisation and demobilisation. As we continuously look for new talent, we actively seek to attract veterans and people who’ve recently left the forces. For colleagues who are joining us from the forces, we are rolling out a specific policy to support Veterans and Service Leaver employees to aid their transition into the civilian workforce.
Major General John Collyer,
The British Army’s Director Information
I am delighted that Civica has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, this significant support to Defence and has been recognised with a Silver award within the Employer Recognition Scheme. This is a fabulous achievement and on behalf of past, current and future members of Defence, a sincere voice of thanks.
This really matters; and is highly valued by all who serve and those who have served – as Regulars and Reserves. It really is appreciated. And in achieving this award, we recognise and value the commitment made by Civica in both word and deed.
It’s also a privilege to be invited here today to join in this ceremony, not least because of the excellent partnerships that Civica has right across Defence.
So again, thank you, for your support to Defence and its personnel.
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