Equality and Diversity Policy
Statement of Intent
Handicap International UK’s equal opportunities policy permeates all aspects of its work, in relation to its actions and attitudes towards employees, clients, consultants, temporary workers, and all others associated with its work. The organisation recognises that individuals and groups have been discriminated against on many grounds, including gender, race, nationality, colour, ethnic origin, sexuality, class, disability, HIV status, marital status, responsibility for dependants, religion or belief, and age. HI UK’s policy is that no individual or group should receive less favourable treatment on any of these grounds.
Two Ticks Accreditation
Handicap International UK has been awarded the Two Ticks Accreditation by Jobcentre Plus, which reinforces our commitment to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled employees. To be permitted to use the Two Ticks symbol, Handicap International UK has agreed to deliver on 5 main commitments.
To interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
To ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what they can do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities.
To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment.
To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.
Each year, to review the five commitments and what has been achieved, to plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans.