We’re proud to be a Disability Confident employer
We’re proud to be an accredited Disability Confident employer – which means we have signed up to a national scheme that encourages businesses to remove barriers to employment for people with a disability, and promote greater understanding of the challenges they may face. We’re proud to be an accredited Disability Confident employer – which means we have signed up to a national scheme that encourages businesses to remove barriers to employment for people with a disability, and promote greater understanding of the challenges they may face.
Written by Fiona—
16 Sep, 2022
We have achieved level 2 status through our actions, activities and practices in this area. We aspire to achieve level 3 in the future and become a champion within our community and sector. Being a Disability Confident organisation supports us taking a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. We are changing behaviour and cultures in our organisations, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
The Disability Confident scheme helps us:
- Tap into a wider pool of talent to meet their workforce needs
- Recruit and retain high-quality staff
- Reduce staff turnover, saving time and money on recruitment and training
- Hold onto valuable skills and experience
- Reduce sickness absence
- Improve staff morale by showing a commitment to treat all employees fairly
- Positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures.
We’re committed to attracting candidates from all parts of the community - if you have a disability and apply for one of our jobs, we will also make any reasonable adjustments we can to ensure you are fully supported both at the interview stage and in the workplace should you be successful.
Staff wellbeing is at the heart of our organisation and a key part of this is mental health wellbeing. We have signed the Time to Change Pledge, committing us to improve attitudes towards mental health, tackle discrimination and encourage staff to speak openly about mental health issues so they can be fully supported.