Recruitment advertising will encourage applications from all sectors of the community reflecting the Centre’s commitment to equality and diversity and all applicants are judged against explicit and fair criteria;

Recruitment advertising will appear in publications appropriate to the audience capable of producing the best candidates;

Job descriptions, person specifications and recruitment advertisements will be written on the basis of the essential and justifiable requirements of the position;

All job descriptions include a commitment to equality and diversity as part of their specifications, and we consider our ethnic makeup of staff and the local community when we advertise vacancies.

Short listing, appointment and rejection decisions will be transparent and justifiable and will be supported by written comments.

The applicant who best meets the criteria is offered the post, subject to references and checks by the Criminal Records Bureau. This ensures fairness in the selection process.

We may use the exemption clauses of the Race Relations Act and the Sex Discrimination Act where this is necessary to enable the service to best meet the needs of the community.
We monitor our application process to ensure that it is fair and accessible.