About inclusive recruitment

The NHS is built on inclusive recruitment. This is as true today as it was when the NHS was established in 1948. We are committed to our healthcare services should respond to the diverse needs of our community. We can only do this if our workforce reflects the local population.

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust welcome applications from all backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from protected characteristics, such as those who declare a health condition.

We are committed to growing an inclusive culture, where difference is celebrated and people feel able to bring their whole and authentic self to work. We have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy which you can read more about below. You can read more by visiting our dedicated page on our work and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and offer a range of inclusive, family friendly and flexible working arrangements and policies, to support our people in the workplace. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who meet the essential criteria within our person specification. We also run a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for those who declare a disability and those who are ex-armed forces, which means that an interview will be granted if the individual meets the minimum criteria for the role. You can read more about how we support you below.

Our Trust is made up of talented people from all backgrounds. Join us and whatever your life experience, you’ll make us a better place to work and be treated.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy has the following key aims:

  1. Employees with protected characteristics are able to work at Tameside and Glossop ICFT, free from discrimination, and bullying and harassment, in an inclusive work environment that embraces diversity
  2. Current employees and future talent with protected characteristics are enabled into leadership positions to drive lived experience into the heart of decision-making and to ensure services are designed, developed and delivered with inclusivity
  3. Current employees and future talent with protected characteristics are offered equality of opportunity and fair access to jobs, development and career progression.

 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who meet the essential criteria within our person specification.

We also run a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for those who declare a disability and those who are ex-armed forces, which means that an interview will be granted if the individual meets the minimum criteria for the role.

Our Employee Networks

We have three employee networks, who are able to shape the culture and behaviour of the organisation, as well as supporting staff members to be their best selves at work. These are:

  1. SIREN – BAME network
  2. DAWN – Disability network
  3. LGBTQ+

You can read more about our networks on our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion page.

Reverse Mentoring Scheme

We have recently launched a reverse mentoring scheme. This allows individuals from underrepresented groups to mentor a senior member of the Trust, to help broaden their understanding of different experiences.