Lewisham Council - Welcoming armed forces personnel and reservists

Working for us – support for reservists

We recognise the vital role of the Reserve Forces and the valuable contribution they make to the defence of the country, to the borough and to the civilian workplace.

We also recognise the transferable skills that applicants with an Armed Forces background could bring to help us continue to successfully deliver our services. 

We are committed to short-listing those former Service personnel who match the person specifications for our vacancies and who have left the services within the last 5 years, we will take their transferable skills into account in doing so.

We positively support staff who are reservists. 

Our offer to reservist employees includes: 

  • 10 days 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
  • eligibility for sickness absence pay in line with terms and conditions
  • eligibility for maternity, paternity and adoption leave in line with terms and conditions
  • corporate Volunteer Reserve Forces guidance used across the organisation
  • death in service scheme.