St Helens Armed Forces Covenant
Local Regular and Reserve Regiments
The The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment is the local infantry regiment in the North West. To find out more about a career with the Duke of Lancaster's, and how to become one of the Kingsmen, please watch their latest recruitment video.
St Helens' Local Reserve Regiments
103 Regiment Royal Artillery Headquarter Troop is our local Reserve Regiment based at St Helens' Jubilee Barracks. If you would like to find out more about the 'Lancashire Artillery Volunteers', and how to become a North West Gunner then please watch the latest live fire training. video.
Individuals in the Reserve Forces - known as Reservists - are ordinary men and women who give up their time to train and serve alongside the Regular Forces. As members of the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR), Royal Marines Reserve (RMR), Army Reserve and Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAuxAF), they are an important element of the nation's total defence capacity.
Find out more about life as a Reservist, the opportunities that are open to you, and how to join
- Reserve Forces - North West Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (nwrfca.org.uk)
- Armed forces reserves: a quick guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
St Helens Borough Council's Commitment to Reservist Employees
St Helens Borough Council is proud to be an employer of staff who are Reservists. We offer 2 weeks additional pay to our Reservists to support their annual training commitments. We would encourage all employers to be proactive in providing whatever support they can to recruit and retain Reservists. Please take a look at our Armed Forces and Reservist Employment Policy to see some examples of the possible support your organisation could provide.
Free Employer support available through the Defence Employer Engagement Team
As an employer the Council has benefited greatly from the free support, guidance, and advise available through the North West Defence Employer Engagement Team. We have worked closely with Jan Cox, the Regional Employer Engagement Director (REED) for Merseyside, Cheshire and the Isle of Man, who has supported us on our journey to become a Gold Employer under Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). Being part of the ERS enables us to meet with like minded employers across the North West to learn, share, and develop good Reservist and Armed Forces employment practices. If would like to find out more about how your organisation could support Reservists and other Armed Forces employees please contact Simon Cousins, our Armed Forces Covenant Support Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org