A fair application process
We all have a personal responsibility to ensure we challenge discrimination and promote equality and inclusion. At Progress we are determined to do our bit to ensure people are treated fairly and respected as fellow human beings. Many things are wrong in our society, but we are committed to ensuring we contribute to making it a fairer place for all. Our employment offer is an important part of that commitment and we are working hard to be better at creating opportunities for all. Our role as a social housing provider champions the right for everyone to have a decent home and to be supported so every individual can reach their potential. These principles are demonstrated in our values and in the way we work with customer and colleagues every single day. Our offer is a genuine one, we truly want to improve the lives of our customers and create new opportunities for all. This is delivered through our committed and talented workforce which we would love to welcome you into. Be part of our campaign to create a fairer society and opportunities for all. Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive
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.
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.