Consortio Security Awarded Silver Armed Services Covenant Accreditation
Silver Armed Services Covenant Accreditation
Consortio Security is pleased to be recognised as an MOD Employment Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award Winner. The Employer Recognition Scheme acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the armed forces community and defence. Through a 3 tier approach of bronze, silver and gold , the scheme recognises the different levels of commitment provided by employers.
Earl Knight, CEO at Consorito Security, commented: “Consorito Security are proud to be recognised as an MOD ERS Silver Award winner. With many of our employees coming from a military background we understand the benefits of hiring reservists and veterans. Military personnel bring a variety of transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace, which they develop throughout their military careers. Consequently there are many proven benefits of hiring veterans. Therefore all companies should consider signing the covenant.”
Consortio Security has military personnel implemented at all levels of the organisation. From our CEO through to our security officers, we have employees with a military background. Below are just a few examples of some of our current employees and which regiment they served.
Ex military personnel
- Consortio Security’s Chief executive officer, Earl Knight has a proud military record, having served as a Royal Engineer in the Army. To learn more about Earl, you can view his profile here.
- Consortio Security’s Chief Operating officer, Nathan Potter, has key experience which stems from a high ranked military background. He served with 2nd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment. To learn more about Nathan, you can view his profile here.
- Our Head of Operations, Wayne Redman oversees the company’s operations. Prior to joining Consortio Security, Wayne served with the Royal Military Police for 12 years. To learn more about Wayne, you can view his profile here.
- Our Head of HR, Mick Stone initially started his career with the Royal Air Force, where he served for just over 20 years in Personnel Management. Following on from this, he joined the private security industry, before joining our company as Head of Human Resources. To learn more about Mick, you can view his profile here.
Above all we continue to employ and support individuals who have come from the Armed Forces as well as strengthening our current workforce by attending the MOD future leadership programmes. There are several parallels between Consortio Security and the Armed Forces with regards to our daily challenges, our values and strong team ethos. Employees who have come from a military background have brought a depth of discipline and a broad range of knowledge to our business. This has been crucial in supporting our continued growth and expansion.
Silver Armed Services Covenant Requirements
By becoming a sliver member of the Employer Recognition Scheme, we have demonstrated:
- First of all, we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
- Consortio Security has already stated our intent to be supportive by using the ERS website to register at the Bronze level
- We have demonstrated that service personnel are not unfairly disadvantaged as part of our recruitment process
- Also Consortio Security has pledged to employ at least one individual from the armed forces community category that the nomination emphasises. For example, an employer nominated for support to the Reserves must employ at least one Reservist
- We have actively ensured that our workforce is aware of their positive policies towards defence people issues.
- Finally Consortio Security have not been the subject of any negative PR or media activity
By signing the Armed Forces Covenant we promise that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, are treated fairly. As a result we encourage any businesses or charity who wish to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces, to sign the covenant.
Through signing the covenant we can confirm that we recognise the value, current and ex-military personnel, contribute to our country. Consortio Security will endeavour to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are:
- no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
- in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.