Having a disability is not an obstacle to working for the UK’s largest Health Board.
That was the message from the Department for Work and Pensions when it re-awarded NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) the disability employer ‘positive about disabled people’ status for a further 12 months.
NHSGGC provided evidence that the organisation is embracing the ethos of the symbol by continuing to meet the criteria of the five commitments:
• To interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities
• Ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what can be done to make sure they 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 our commitments work
• Each year to review the five commitments and what has been achieved, to plan ways to improve on them and to let employees and the Jobcentre know about progress and future plans.
Anne MacPherson, Associate Director of Human Resources, said: “By meeting these standards we are able to show job seekers and employees who have a disability that we aim to ensure that people with a disability have every opportunity to gain employment and develop their careers with us.
“I am proud that we are not only able to meet this high criteria, but that it is recognised that we are a welcoming and supportive employer – no matter what people’s circumstances happen to be.”
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