Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) is proud to have been awarded the Disability Confident Employer accreditation, which supports employers to make the most of the talents people with disabilities can bring to the workplace.
Over half of workplaces are missing out because they are excluding talented people with a disability. As a Disability Confident employer, RBFRS will:
- Communicate and promote vacancies;
- Anticipate and make reasonable adjustments for those with a disability; and
- Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work.
Trevor Ferguson, Chief Fire Officer, said: “This accreditation will further help us to draw from the widest possible pool of talent. We are committed to being a Disability Confident Employer and continue to find ways of improving how we attract, recruit and retain employees by removing barriers; ensuring people with a disability have the same opportunities to fulfill their potential.
"One of the key objectives of the RBFRS People Strategy is to increase the diversity of our workforce to better represent and therefore serve our local communities. Receiving this accreditation is recognition of just some of the steps we are taking to deliver this commitment."
More information on Disability Confident: disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk.