We are proud to be recognised as being committed to becoming a Disability Confident employer, under the government’s Disability Confident scheme. We are committed to ensuring all applicants for volunteer and employee positions will be given equal opportunity in recruitment, as well as supporting existing staff and volunteers.
The Government scheme is open to employers who have worked towards improving their recruitment process, including wider advertising, ensuring disabled people are offered an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for a role as well as anticipating and making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees, new or existing.
We are currently level 1 (Disability Confident Committed) and are committed to working towards level 2 (Disability Confident Employer) and 3 (Disability Confident Leader).
- Disability Confident Employer (level 2)
- Disability Confident Leader (level 3)
In the UK 7.7m working age people have a disability and 18,000 organisations have joined up to the scheme so far to ensure they are actively recruiting from the widest pool of talent available. The scheme also encourages employers to improve the morale and commitment of employees by demonstrating that they treat everyone fairly.