As an employer we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in employment for everybody. We take action to avoid discrimination and aim to have a workforce that reflects the population of our community. We want to be a positive role model for other organisations in the community.
To achieve our aims we will continue to:
- Ensure that our employment practices provide equality of opportunity for both current and prospective employees.
- Use appropriate legislation, including the Equality Act 2010, as a framework to support initiatives.
- Work in partnership with community groups and other agencies to remove barriers to fair and equal treatment.
All applicants will be treated equally and fairly throughout the recruitment and selection process. We will take account of any particular needs you advise us of in relation to the recruitment and selection process, such as providing information in Braille or on tape and ensuring a suitable interview venue.
All decisions will be made in line with our Recruitment and Selection Policy and will be made on merit, in line with the job and skills requirements set for the vacancy.
We will try to address any issues of under representation through positive action. 'Positive action' relates to the steps that we can take to encourage people from groups with different needs or with a past track record of disadvantage or low participation to apply for jobs.
In recruitment equality law allows positive action before or at the application stage, for example we could encourage particular groups to apply.
Two Ticks Disability Symbol
We are proud to display the Two Ticks Disability Symbol. It demonstrates our pledge to take action in relation to the five commitments of good practice as set out by Jobcentre Plus:
- to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities
- to discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what both parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use their abilities
- to make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
- to take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
- to review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Job centre Plus know about progress and future plans