Published: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Golden Jubilee is first Scottish NHS 'Disability Confident Leader'
The Golden Jubilee Foundation has become the first Scottish NHS Board to become a Disability Confident Leader – the highest accreditation possible.
The news comes just one year after the Golden Jubilee announced that they had become a Disability Confident Employer as they hostedWest Dunbartonshire’s first Disability Confident employer engagement event.
To achieve the higher level of accreditation, the Golden Jubilee had to demonstrate that they were going the extra mile to get, keep and develop people.
On top of standard practices around providing a fully inclusive recruitment process and making reasonable adjustments, the Golden Jubilee has introduced new measures including:
- promoting a culture of being Disability Confident;
- providing Human Resources staff with specific Disability Confident training;
- providing mentoring, coaching, buddying and or other support networks for staff;
- being flexible when assessing disabled job applicants;
- engaging with Jobcentre Plus, Work Choice providers and local disabled people’s user led organisations to access support when required; and
- encouraging suppliers and partners to be Disability Confident.
Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee Foundation, commented: “The Golden Jubilee has a proven track record of valuing the diversity of all of our staff and has put in place a range of employee friendly policies and procedures to support staff through different phases of their lives.
“Progression from Disability Confident Employer to Disability Confident Leader is a reflection of the Golden Jubilee’s inclusive attitudes and behaviours and recognition of how we are encouraging and supporting other employers to continue on their Disability Confident journey.
“We look forward to continuing to grow and develop in this area to ensure that we can work with our partners and colleagues to provide more opportunities for disabled people.”