Armed Forces Community

Circle Health Group is proud to support the UK's Armed Forces and reservists, with BMI Healthcare, part of Circle Health Group joining the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme in 2018.

We are committed to the total support force concept, striving to support the armed forces in their employment across our 50+ UK hospitals.

We offer flexible patterns of work and annual leave to employees in service and to the spouses of those in service.

We were awarded the Silver Award in The Ministry of Defence's Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme 2019. This scheme recognises employers who actively support the Armed Forces and reservists in conducting their duties.

Find out more about the Employer Recognition Scheme

What can Circle Health Group do for you?

If you or your spouse is a current or former member of the Armed Forces, Circle Health Group has various policies that you could benefit from.

Healthcare for Armed Forces personnel

We don't just support the forces as an employer; we also offer our support as a healthcare provider.

If an Armed Forces member is referred to a Circle Health Group hospital or clinic for medical treatment, they (and their family) will be seen as soon as possible.

This is part of our pledge to support all Armed Forces personnel, both during their time in service and as they transition into civilian life

Supporting reserve forces

Our reservist policy supports employees who are acting military reservists, including providing time off for military training.

Reservists and Cadet Force adult volunteers are required to match any paid leave with their own holiday entitlement. For example, one day's holiday and one day's paid leave for every two days required.

Reservists may take a maximum of 10 days paid leave per year under our military reservist policy.

Military jobs and supporting Armed Forces communities

We support all members of the Armed Forces community, including: service leavers, Armed Forces veterans, reservists, and spouses.

If you are a service leaver, veteran, or reservist, we will endeavour to support your application as best we can, including helping when you require additional information.

The benefits of working in the private sector

As well as programmes that support military personnel and their families, there are many perks of working at Circle Health Group that all employees enjoy.

Some of the benefits our staff feel matter most are:

  • Better staff numbers, so there is less pressure across the team. This means you have more time to spend with your patients;
  • Every employee gets a personalised career development plan;
  • Managers are accessible and the management structure is open and visible;
  • Consultants are accessible and have great relationships with nurses, as well as the rest of the hospital team, and;
  • Flexible working hours to suit your individual lifestyle and help you to establish a healthy work/life balance.

Discover the full list of rewards and benefits available to all employees at Circle Health Group

Discover the full list of rewards and benefits available to all employees at Circle Health Group

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