Brighton-based employer The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has signed up to the Disability Confident scheme to show its commitment to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The scheme is designed to help employers recruit and retain people purely on the basis of their skills and talents, irrespective of any disability. There are three levels to the scheme, ‘committed', 'employer' and 'leader’. TPR has achieved Level 1 certification: 'Disability Confident committed employer'.
Barbara Bush, TPR’s Director of HR, said: “We recognise that a diverse workforce is a better workforce and so we want to remove unnecessary barriers in the workplace. Signing up to Disability Confident shows job applicants we are committed to taking action to support disabled applicants and staff.
“We are delighted to be a level one employer and next year plan to progress to level two.”
As a Disability Confident committed employer, TPR has agreed to meet the following commitments:
- promote vacancies to people with disabilities
- ensure it has inclusive and accessible recruitment processes
- provide reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities
- offer an interview to people with disabilities if they meet the essential criteria of the role
- support employees who acquire a disability whilst at work
Barbara continues: “We want to foster relations with local disability groups and communities to discuss barriers facing local disabled people looking for work. TPR employs more than 500 members of staff at its offices near Brighton station and is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce.”
TPR is the UK regulator of workplace pension schemes. We make sure that employers put their staff into a pension scheme and pay money into it. We also make sure that workplace pension schemes are run properly so that people can save safely for their later years.