The British Army has been named Runner-Up and Highly Commended in the “Best for Fathers” category of the Working Families Best Practice Awards 2022, which were announced at a special awards ceremony.
It is fantastic that the British Army has been recognised for the significant amount of work that we have done to improve the lived experience for all of our parents. Lt Col Jonathan Buxton OBE
Best for Fathers
The Army was shortlisted because of our organisational change and transformation initiatives, which recognise that the world and workplace are changing quickly, and that we must remain flexible, be able to adapt to unpredictable events, offer suitable policy options and support our capabilities, people and equipment quickly and effectively.
Now in their 13th year, the awards celebrate employers whose cultures and working practices are leading the way in flexible and employee-friendly workplaces.
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Jonathan Buxton OBE, Chair of The Army Parents Network said: “It is fantastic that the British Army has been recognised for the significant amount of work that we have done to improve the lived experience for all of our parents."
The Army was also shortlisted for the “Best for Supporting Fertility and Pathways to Parenthood” award, for its work to support families going through fertility treatment.
The Army is proud to hold continuously reviewed Assisted Conception and Fertility Preservation policies, which are founded on ensuring access to treatment aligned to NHS criteria and NICE guidelines, whilst promoting flexible working and provision of geographic stability. Find out more
Eligible employees are entitled to the maximum NICE recommended number of cycles irrespective of where they are employed (in England) and/or their local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) provision
Lt Col Buxton said at the time of the shortlist announcement: “Being shortlisted for these two awards builds on the success last year when we won the “Best for Mothers” title and proves that, even when employed in the most demanding of jobs, support for families can and must still be achieved.”
Employers from a diverse range of sectors from across the UK have competed to catch the judges’ attention in ten categories.