Employer Awards

Disability Confident

Disability Confident

The 'Disability Confident' scheme recognises that we successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. The scheme was developed by employers and disabled people's representatives to make it rigorous but easily accessible. This scheme replaces the former Two Ticks' accreditation.

We have to assess our organisation against a set of statements grouped into two themes:

Theme 1 - Getting the right people for your business by:

  1. Actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people
  2. Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  3. Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  4. Flexibility when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  5. Proactively offering and making reasonable adjustments as required
  6. Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
  7. Ensuring employees have appropriate disability equality awareness

Theme 2 - Keeping and developing our people by:

  1. Promoting a culture of being Disability Confident
  2. Supporting employees to manage their disabilities or health conditions
  3. Ensuring there are no barriers to the development and progression of disabled staff
  4. Ensuring managers are aware of how they can support staff who are sick or absent from work
  5. Valuing and listening to feedback from disabled staff
  6. Reviewing this Disability Confident employer assessment regularly

We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for disabled people and encouraging all disabled people to apply for jobs with us.

The Equality and Diversity Working Group works with all staff and actively encourages an ethos and culture of diversity throughout the University, which includes any person with a disability. If you would like any further information or to make any comments or suggestions regarding this scheme please e-mail equalityanddiversity@harper-adams.co.uk

Mindful Employer

Charter for Employers

The Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health is a voluntary agreement seeking to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach. The Charter is one element of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER® initiative which is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace and supporting businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.

A wide range of employers from all over the UK are involved in the initiative which gives businesses and organisations easier access to information, practical support, training, networks and assistance from other employers.

MINDFUL EMPLOYER is a UK-wide initiative run by Workways, part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust. More information at www.mindfulemployer.net