We are focused on creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their highest potential. Disability, both visible and invisible, is firmly on our agenda and we recognise the valuable contribution and vast potential people with disabilities have to offer. Our Executive Board are committed to leading and driving change by taking actions to improve inclusivity in this area. In 2019 we will:
- Facilitate a work experience programme with National Star college.Providing students with first-hand experience of working in a corporate environment and giving us an opportunity to learn how we can be more inclusive for those with disabilities.
- Host an innovation competition for students from Special Education Needs Schools (SEND).Teams willwork together to share ideas and create proposals which will be judged by leaders from St. James’s Place. We will commit to feeding these ideas into our future plans.
- Continue to develop our recruitment practices to ensure participation is accessible to all.
We are making progress, but we have more to do. We are committed to breaking down the barriers and driving progress through our culture, our people and recruitment practices and our workplaces and technology.