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.

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 is focused on 4 priority areas, based on evidence and that complements and works alongside the existing national and legal framework. Our  workforce data, and staff experience data shows us that our focus should be on:

  • Inclusive Recruitment
  • Career Progression for All
  • An Inclusive Colleague Experience

Each of these is underpinned by our fourth priority of embedding and mainstreaming equality, diversity and inclusion.