The NHS is well known to have a diverse workforce from various backgrounds, both locally and globally, though not always at senior levels. This award has been created to recognise organisations making efforts to recruit from groups and communities who aren’t well represented in the NHS workforce, have had trouble finding employment elsewhere or that have specific needs and experiences.
Often working with local government, charities and others there are many examples across the UK of schemes seeking to attract people into employment with healthcare organisations. For example, the benefits of helping veterans realise their potential, younger people lacking relevant skills and working with charities in bringing those less able to find work into employment, can be seen in the community. Improving life chances, increasing social diversity and reaching new communities are just some of the outcomes which judges will be looking for.
Winners of this award will be organisations that have worked independently or in partnership with third parties to create opportunities for employment for those less able to find a job. Ambitious programmes which can demonstrate examples of inclusive employment practices within structured initiatives enabling routes into the labour force.
- What is the vision behind your drive to create an inclusive recruitment policy?
- What if relevant is the local context which has created the initiative?
- Outline any relevant objectives with groups or individuals to encourage them into employment
- Demonstrable examples of initiatives which have helped people into the healthcare workforce.
- Anonymised case studies supported by testimonial evidence from stakeholders which supports the value of the initiative
- Social and community outcomes that permits could be used to emphasise the value of the initiative
- Has this been replicated elsewhere either within the organisation or taken up by others following your model?
- Have you been working in consultation with other institutions to create similar initiative?
- How have other stakeholders benefited from the inclusive nature of your policy?
- Have the individuals contributed toward anything outside of the initial remit?
- Outline any benefits to the local community which impact on the pressures faced
- Outline the relevant stakeholders whether internal or external, the extent of the involvement and influence on the scheme
- How have you managed competing views on the outcomes and relevance for your organisation?