We're committed to promoting, supporting and encouraging Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) in the workplace and is a central part of our culture.
We believe that recruiting and employing people from a diverse pool of candidates makes our hospital a successful and collaborative workforce. Therefore, we welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and views.
Under s.158 of the Equality Act 2010, it is lawful for an employer to take action to compensate for disadvantages that it reasonably believes are faced by people who share a particular protected characteristic.
Under s.159 of the Equality Act 2010, positive action can be legally applied in recruitment and promotion to support those who share a protected characteristic. Here are the nine protected characteristics in no particular order:
Positive Action in recruitment and selection is lawful when applied in the following circumstances:
At Benenden Hospital, this means we encourage those people to apply for work and can provide training and reasonable adjustments to help them in their line of work.
However, Positive Action does not mean that our hospital can appoint a less suitable candidate just because they have a protected characteristic that is under-represented or disadvantaged.
If you would like to discuss in confidence any particular concern or requirement you have in relation to our recruitment and selection process, especially if this is in relation to a protected characteristic, please contact our Resourcing Officer, Derrick Howard, at firstname.lastname@example.org.