RMA – The Royal Marines Charity was proud to accept its official Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award from Air Marshall Sir Rich Knighton KCB and Brigadier Marc Overton TD DL VR during a presentation held at the Churchill War Rooms in London last week.

The coveted Gold Award status is the highest badge of honour granted by the Ministry of Defence as part of its’ Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). It is awarded to employer organisations that demonstrate excellence in supporting those in the defence and armed forces community and their families, and – by aligning their values to the Armed Forces Covenant –  inspiring others to do the same.

When RMA – The Royal Marines Charity signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2019, it committed to offer work to veterans and promised to offer lifelong assistance to the families and partners of veterans and those serving in the Royal Marines.

The ERS Gold Award is prestigious recognition of the Charity’s achievements in fulfilling this commitment. This includes offering employment and education services to RM veterans and spouses, encouraging civilian employers to employ Royal Marines on leaving service and supporting RM Reservists.

RMA – The Royal Marines Charity Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Ball, said: “We are extremely honoured to receive ERS Gold Award status and proud of the employment and education services we offer to our Royal Marines Family

“Our small team, and the dedicated volunteers who support it, commit a lot of time to promote the Armed Forces Covenant and ERS, especially in encouraging more companies to support the Royal Marines Family so that all can benefit from the skills and value that veterans and military spouses bring to UK society.”