Championing diversity

Championing Diversity

North Lincolnshire Council is:

 

We are committed to employing and supporting the specific needs of disabled people and people with long terms health conditions and have earned the Disability Confident Employer status which means we have made a number of commitments to disabled people / people with long term health conditions regarding; recruitment, employment,  training, retention, and treatment.

We guarantee an interview to disabled people who want one if they meet the essential requirements of the job.

We make reasonable adjustments for disabled people both during the recruitment process and in the job itself.

Our reasonable adjustments guidance and toolkits (Reasonable adjustment Agreement and Wellness Recovery Action Plan) are designed to support employees starting, remaining or returning to work who are disabled or have acquired long term health conditions, including older employees.

Our reasonable adjustments guidance also makes provision for employees who require reasonable adjustment for reason of menopause. (In the majority this will be female applicants / employees but could also include some trans men and / or people who identify as being non-binary gender.)

The Council have signed up to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we use The Workplace Equality Index the definitive bench marking tool for employers to measure their progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans (binary and non-binary gender) LGBT inclusion in the workplace. We take part in this benchmarking because we want to advance equality of opportunity for all and know that people perform better when they can be themselves.

Participating employers demonstrated their work in 10 areas of employment policy and practice. Staff from across the organisation can also complete an anonymous survey about their experiences of diversity and inclusion at work.

By signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge we are one of more than 900 employers to demonstrate our commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and make sure that employees who are facing these problems feel supported.