By signing the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of Norse Commercial Services, HR director Tricia Fuller has made public the company’s commitment to Defence personnel.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
The company’s pledge will be submitted to the Ministry of Defence and will detail how the company can support Defence personnel as an employer and as a potential employer.
Norse is committed to supporting the Armed Forces in a number of ways, Fuller said:
“We actively promote the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly employer. We engage with service leavers looking for new employment opportunities; facilitate the time commitment of employees who are, or which to become, Reservists; support employees who are spouses or partners of serving personnel with leave flexibility at times of deployment; and look at alternative employment possibilities for those same employees in instances of serving personnel relocation.”
She added that Norse recognises the benefits of employing Reservists, and how transferable the skills and qualifications developed in the Armed Forces can be.
Norse Commercial Services provides a comprehensive range of facilities management and contract services, with 15 local authority partnerships in the UK, and employs 6,850 people across a range of full-time, part-time and other employment arrangements.