Edinburgh College recognised as a Disability Confident Employer
Edinburgh College has been awarded the Level 2 Disability Confident Employer by the Department for Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Team for demonstrating that they have a positive approach to employing disabled people.
Having agreed to five core commitments and identified at least one thing they will do to make a difference for disabled people, the accreditation acknowledges the College’s efforts to ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations within their organisation.
Through the scheme, Edinburgh College also gains access to a range of support, guidance and activities that will allow its teams to develop all the knowledge and skills they need to continue to be an inclusive employer, and will therefore allow the College to play a part in removing the barriers that might be preventing disabled people and those with long term health conditions from accessing employment.
Edinburgh College HR Operations Manager, Katie Willis Khan, said: “We have been awarded the status of Disability Confident Employer as we are demonstrating that we have the support and tools in place to allow people with long term health conditions and disabilities the confidence and structure to apply and successfully be appointed into roles at the College.
“We are fully supportive of existing employees with long term health conditions and have in house Occupational Health and a Health and Safety team who are available for advice and guidance whenever needed. I am confident that as a positive, supportive employer we are open to making workplace adjustments and wherever possible, to ensure that the needs of the employee are met.”
Disability Confident is a UK Government scheme which encourages organisations to play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better by changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.