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Disability Confident

Disability Confident is a government scheme that promotes the benefits to businesses of recruiting and retaining people with disabilities. The scheme offers advice and support to employers, enabling them to actively seek,hire and retain disabled people. Organisations’ complete a Disability Confident self-assessment, agree to undertake all of the core actions to be a Disability employer, and offer at least one activity to attract and retain disabled staff.

 

The Disability Confident accreditation means that, as an employer, the Board is proactive in ways to recruit disabled people, and also have mechanisms in place ensuring that people with disabilities and long term health conditions feel supported, engaged and able to fulfill their potential in the workplace.

This is part of our commitment to recruiting and retaining the best people, regardless of disability. Being a Disability Confident employer means we are better placed to recruit people with disabilities, so we can build stronger and more effective teams.

 

As a Disability Confident employer we promote a culture of being disability confident:

  • Actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people
  • Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Flexibility when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • Proactively offering and making reasonable adjustments as required
  • Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
  • Ensuring employees have appropriate disability equality awareness
  • Providing work experience
  • Providing work trials
  • Providing paid employment (permanent or fixed term)
  • Providing apprenticeships
  • Provide internships
  • Guiding staff to information and advice on physical and mental health conditions, with support available through our Occupational Health Service.

For further information, please visit the NHSGGC Disability Confident website