Supporting Disabled Employees

We are committed to recruiting and supporting people with a disability or mental health condition and we are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Leader status by the UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions.

You may recognise the logo from our job adverts. The scheme is designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. The Disability Confident scheme has taken over from the previous Two Ticks Positive about Disabled People scheme.

What this means for you?

We encourage everyone working at Inspire North, Community Links, Foundation and Bridging the Gap or thinking about joining us, to tell us what support and adjustments they need to be their best at work.

We are committed to ensuring we:

  • Actively look to attract and recruit candidates with a disability
  • Provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Be flexible when assessing people so applicants with a disability have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • Make reasonable adjustments as required
  • Provide Diversity and Inclusion training to all colleagues
  • Promote a culture of being Disability and Mental Health Confident
  • Support colleagues to manage their disabilities and health conditions
  • Ensure there are no barriers to the development and progression of employees with a disability or mental health condition
  • Ensure line managers are aware of how they can support colleagues who are sick or absent from work or support those needing medical appointments
  • Value and listen to feedback from colleagues with disabilities and mental health conditions

We endeavour to ensure all candidates who are living with a disability or mental health condition receive the support and adjustments they need so if you’re currently in the application process, then you’re welcome to contact our People Team hrteam@inspirenorth.co.uk to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may need to the recruitment process or the role.

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