Now more than ever, the Volunteer Reserve Forces are an integral and vital part of the UK's Armed Forces. Those who join can expect to be mobilised at least once in their military career. This not only demands the continued dedication and enthusiasm of our Reservists, but also the support of their partners, families and employers.
SaBRE (Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers) is an impartial Ministry of Defence (MOD) body, which provides support to members of the Volunteer Reserve Forces and their employers. The SaBRE campaign has a dual remit:
- To liaise between organisations and members of their staff who belong to the Reserves, with the aim of enhancing employer/Reservist relationships.
- To support employers of Reservists, by providing information and advice on relevant issues, and giving them a sympathetic ear and a strong voice within the MOD.
SaBRE will provide you as an employer with all the information you need, including guidance, support and your legal rights and responsibilities.
THE BENEFITS OF EMPLOYING A RESERVIST
All members of the Reserve Forces undergo rigorous training which develops valuable skills like leadership, teamwork, effective communication and organisational ability. This can lead to improved performance in the workplace, with transferable attributes that include the ability to work under pressure, reliability, self-confidence and a determination to succeed.
A large part of the SaBRE campaign is about recognising employers who are supportive of Reservist employees. If you would like to register your organisation’s support for the Volunteer Reserve Forces and receive a SaBRE certificate in recognition, please call 01245 244817.
Every year SaBRE runs events for employers that are designed either to; inform and brief on a particular subject or to thank them for their support. Events are free to employers to attend and are open to anyone.
If you employ Reservists and would like the opportunity to attend an event or a UK briefing day to learn more about the Volunteer Reserve Forces and the ways in which SaBRE can help employers of Reservists, please contact us.
Tel: 01245 244817 Fax: 01245 492398
Alternatively, you can call the freephone national helpline on 0800 389 5459 or click here to visit the website.