We treat everyone with courtesy and respect, acknowledging the diversity of our employees and customers, ensuring we deliver services free from discrimination in any form.
We will develop a culture where the services we provide and the decisions we make take into account the diverse needs of our communities, promoting community cohesion and reducing exclusion. We are an equal opportunities employer and we aim to ensure that no employee, job applicant or member of the community receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, belief or faith.
We recognise our legal duties, but more than that we also recognise the benefits from promoting and developing the skills and talents of our employees. In order to fully embrace the principles of accessibility, inclusivity and fairness for all our employees, we will strive to embed diversity in all of our activities.
We are a Disability Confident employer and actively encourage applications from individuals with a disability; acknowledging the opportunities and benefits of employing disabled people. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have committed to:
- Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- Offering interviews to applicants with a declared disability who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role
- Making reasonable adjustments and flexibility to ensure applicants with a disability have the best opportunity to demonstrate they can do the role
- Proactively providing reasonable adjustments to ensure employees with disabilities, or employees who may acquire a disability whilst working for us, are not disadvantaged when carrying out their role to enable them to stay in work.
To maintain the push towards our goal it is important that everyone plays their part in developing an aware and diverse culture.