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Equality and diversity

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is proud to have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme, which supports employers to alter thinking and attitudes toward disability and improve the recruitment and retention of disabled workers.

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By signing up, the Society has committed to challenging attitudes towards disability and increasing understanding.

In addition, Hinckley & Rugby has pledged to remove barriers to employment for disabled people, as well as those with long-term health conditions, and to ensure they are offered the chance to fulfil their potential.

To achieve Disability Confident Committed status, Hinckley & Rugby was required to undertake a self-assessment against the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating commitment to employing and retaining disabled people and ensuring this is reflected in recruitment advertising.
  • Engagement with local communities, creating positive relationships with local disability organisations to access skilled individuals.
  • Working with organisations that have direct access to disabled people.
  • Developing links with Jobcentre Plus.

The Society’s commitment to positively change attitudes, behaviours and cultures under the scheme is the same whether we are looking to recruit new staff or to make adjustments for an employee who has become disabled during their career.

More information can be found on the Disability Confident campaign website.

We have pledged our support to the Armed Forces by becoming a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant.

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The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment, from the nation, that Armed Forces Personnel will be treated fairly and should face no disadvantages compared to any other citizen, with the exception of special treatment which may be appropriate for the injured or bereaved. By signing the Covenant, we pledge to uphold these key principles and emphasise that we are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation.