Soha has made a public commitment to ensuring that current and veteran members of our armed forces and their families are treated fairly.
Of over 5530 organisations nationally which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, Soha is one of only 27 social landlords to have made the pledge. It is one of only three in the South-East and the only one of those in the region without existing military connections. The Covenant brings together the government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public to support the forces.
Head of HR at Soha, Katie Legg, said “Soha recognises how much serving personnel, veterans and military families contribute to our communities and the local economy, as well as to our nation’s security, which is why we’ve signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Among other things, we’re pledging to support the employment of veterans, service spouses and partners by promoting career opportunities and flexible working. We are also geared up to accommodate the special requirements of staff who choose to be Reservists. This is not just about our saying ‘thank you’ but acknowledging that there are valuable skills and unique experience which members of the military family can bring to a business.”
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