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Supporting our Armed Forces


A uniformed soldier walks through a field. Armed Forces Covenant

Our promise to those who serve or have served

At Velindre University NHS Trust we are proud to have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in 2019. This is our promise to those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, that they are treated fairly. We have pledged to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support their community by recognising the value of Serving Personnel both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families and their contribution to our organisation and country.

We will ensure members of our Armed Forces community have support to access the same services as any other person.



Principles of the Armed Forces Covenant

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, we are committed to upholding the key principles which are:

  • No member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services to any other citizen
  • In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.


Armed Forces Covenant  | Employer Recognition Scheme | Gold Award 2023 | Proudly supporting those who serve Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)


Velindre University NHS Trust achieved the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in 2021. Find out more.

The aims of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme award are to encourage employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same.



Reservists and Veterans

Working for Velindre University NHS Trust

Velindre University NHS Trust welcomes applications from serving reservists and veterans, recognising and valuing the additional experience and transferable skills that they develop through their armed forces training and military career, such as teamwork, problem solving, leadership, commitment, determination and self-confidence.

Velindre University NHS Trust has a Reservist Policy that supports you to undertake training requirements. Velindre University NHS Trust also prides itself as a flexible employer, providing access to a Flexible Working Policy.

Velindre University NHS Trust has a variety of career opportunities ranging from administration/project management roles and clinical, scientific and technical roles within Velindre Cancer Centre and Welsh Blood Services.  A list of our current vacancies can also be found on NHS Jobs.



Velindre University NHS Trust, Unit 2,Charnwood Court, Parc Nantgarw, Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QZ
Tel: 029 2019 6161