We put great importance on ensuring that every stage of our recruitment process is fair and properly carried out. In line with our values, we want to make sure that everyone is treated equally. The information that you provide in your application is the only information we will use in deciding whether or not you will be invited for an interview.

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

For most jobs you do not need to provide information about spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, some types of job are exempt from this act meaning that you will have to declare any criminal convictions, both spent and unspent. Some appointments will be subject to the checking procedures undertaken by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Monitoring information and Equal opportunities

In order to help the Group monitor the effectiveness of its Equality & Diversity Policy, you are asked to provide information requested on the Equal Opportunities page of our application form. The information you give us will be detached from your application and will be kept confidential.

Progress Housing Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such will:

  • Advertise jobs in such a way as to encourage applications from all parts of the community
  • Regularly review and monitor our recruitment and selection process to ensure that no job applicant or employee is treated less favourably than another
  • Expect all employees to ensure that their personal conduct within the Group reflects the Equality and Diversity policy
  • Encourage staff to develop awareness of equality issues and provide learning opportunities.

Disability rights

Disability Confident

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, Progress Housing Group is a Disability confident - committed employer. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.

The Equality Act 2010 defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person's ability to undertake normal day-to-day duties.

On the Equal Opportunities page of the application form you should indicate if you consider yourself to have a disability and wish to be considered under the scheme. You should be aware that if you indicated that you have a disability then you may be asked to provide information on this at interview as the group needs this information to consider the likely impact of your disability on the duties of the post you are applying for and whether any reasonable adjustments can be made, this allows compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

Recruitment

We may use internet searches to perform due diligence on candidates in the course of recruitment. Where we do this, we will act in accordance with our data protection and equal opportunities obligations.