Our vision is to be a great employer with outstanding leadership and a talented, agile workforce. We recognise that diversity is a strength, helping us to better connect with and serve our local communities. We believe that a diverse range of talent is vital in creating an effective workforce who can bring different skills and experiences to the table. We are committed to enabling each staff member to reach their potential, drawing on the widest possible pool of talent for recruitment and promotions.
We ask for your Equal Opportunities information as part of the recruitment process to monitor the effectiveness of our inclusion strategy. This information does not form part of the selection process.
Should you require application forms in an alternative format/language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact [email protected].
We have Disability Confident level 2 accreditation and are working towards our level 3. As part of this, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability who demonstrates through their application that they meet the minimum essential criteria for the post.
To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, applicants must disclose that they have a disability and would like to be considered for the scheme. This is on the declarations page of the application form. Please note that the nature of the disability, if stated on the equal opportunities page, will not be sent to the hiring manager. If you would like to request any adjustments/access requirements to account for your disability please email [email protected] or contact the hiring manager.
Further support is available from your work coach at Jobcentre Plus, who can advise you about programmes and grants to help you into work.
We are equally committed to the employment and career development of our members of staff with and without a disability.
Committed to being an Inclusive Employer
We are a member of Inclusive Employers and have bronze-level accreditation. We encourage and support the development of staff networks - for example, our Carers Network who provide support and advocacy for members of staff with caring responsibilities.
Many of our roles are suitable for part-time working and we are equally committed to the career development of our part-time and full-time staff.
Recruiting from the armed forces community
As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, we recognise that those leaving the armed forces may be disadvantaged in securing meaningful employment and adjusting to a civilian environment. We also recognise the contribution that members of the armed forces community can make to our organisation.
We guarantee an interview to any service person or leaver who meets the essential criteria for any post being advertised externally.
We have policies to assist reservists and cadet force adult instructors, offer work experience opportunities to personnel and their spouses or civil partners, and support spouses of serving regulars and reservists.