South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) would like to pay tribute and thank all colleagues and their families with links to the armed forces ahead of this year’s Armed Forces Day tomorrow (Saturday, 24 June).

The Trust is proud to have close links with the armed forces with of its staff and volunteers either having served in a previous career or continuing to serve as a reservist alongside their ambulance service role.

SECAmb signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018. The covenant is a commitment to member of the reserves, armed forces, veterans, or family members and outlines how the Trust will support them, officially, as a military-friendly employer. Further details on the covenant can be found on the Trust’s website here: Armed Forces Covenant – NHS South East Coast Ambulance Service (

In 2022, SECAmb was proud to achieve an Armed Forces Silver Award. The award is a progression on the Bronze Award it was granted in 2018/19 and is evidence of the Trust’s commitment to employing and supporting those with a current or previous role in the armed forces.

SECAmb Chief Executive, Simon Weldon, said: “I would like to thank each and every colleague who has a previous link to the armed forces or who is a reservist. We are proud of our strong links with the armed forces and I am keen to ensure this continues and that our associations are further strengthened in the years ahead.

“I would also like to thank the families of our colleagues who have links to the armed forces. They play a vital and difficult role in supporting their loved ones in managing the dual challenge of managing a career in both sectors.”

SECAmb recognises there are many transferrable skills between the armed forces and the ambulance service. Anyone interested in in finding out more about a career in the ambulance service and current vacancies can visit Home – SECAMB Careers