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Reservists

Reservists work alongside their regular counterparts to deliver military capability

The government's plans to sustain and grow the UK’s Reserve Forces were published on 3 July 2013 in the White Paper Reserves in the Future Force 2020.

Reservists work alongside their regular counterparts to deliver the military capability the nation needs in an integrated fashion. The MOD are aligning the Reserves more closely with the Regulars in all areas, including training, equipment and remuneration, while continuing to recognise the specific demands reserve service makes.

Employing a Reservist

Oxfordshire is an identified priority area and the Council will be providing community leadership in supporting the Armed Forces with their recruitment campaign.  We would encourage businesses to pledge their support for employing reservists.  An outline of the pledges you could make and for assistance in becoming a reservist employer can be found on the SaBRE (Supporting Britain's Reservists and Employers) website: http://www.sabre.mod.uk/

Becoming a Reservist

If you’re interested in becoming a Reservist, take a look at the following websites for more details about the roles available and how to join.

Working for OCC as a Reservist

Oxfordshire 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, we positively support staff who are reservists.

Our pledge of support for reservist employees:

  • Up to 2 weeks paid leave each year to attend military training camp (pro rata for part time staff)
  • 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 (only applicable if in the pension scheme)
  • 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
Last reviewed
09 August 2017

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