We are committed to building a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects all the communities from which it recruits, enabling it to deliver the best possible healthcare service.
Applications for our posts are encouraged from all sections of the community and decisions about recruitment in the Trust are based on merit.
We also have a comprehensive diversity policy to reinforce our commitment in attracting and retaining staff from different backgrounds. We have been accredited with the Disability Symbol Award, which means that we will interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum/essential criteria for a job vacancy and will consider them on their abilities.
We were successful in obtaining Improving Working Lives Practice Plus status in June 2005 as part of our progress to becoming a model employer.