To achieve our ambition to ensure that one day no one will live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes, we want to accurately reflect the UK’s diverse population. We want diversity and inclusion to be at the heart of everything we do and our research, services and influencing work to reflect the diverse needs of all those living with arthritis. Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.
Everyone should feel they can belong to the Versus Arthritis community and feel comfortable and valued in bringing their whole self to our charity.
We are a Disability Confident Committed employer with an action plan to become Disability Confident Leaders in the near future and we are members of the Business Disability Forum. 44% of our workforce are disabled or have a long-term health condition and 38% of our workforce have a direct relationship with arthritis, which means they have arthritis or care for someone with arthritis.
We are happy to provide job details, and to accept applications, in alternative formats from applicants who may have specific requirements related to a disability. We guarantee an interview for all disabled applicants who demonstrate, within their application, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job. We will also ensure that any reasonable adjustments are made in respect of interview and working arrangements.
We are also proud to offer working environments, technology, spaces and practices that foster our ‘Flex’ principles of collaboration, flexibility, inclusion and health and wellbeing. All of our colleagues have access to our Employee Assistance Programme.