We recruit staff and trustees who are committed to disabled people’s rights and who have the skills, values and attitudes needed to support the achievement of our long term aims.
We have equal opportunities monitoring policies for both the UK and our country teams which you can read here:
We strive to appoint the right person for the post as is consistent with our equal opportunities policy, job description and person specifications. Developing a diverse workforce is seen as positively enhancing to our organisation.
ADD International recognises that many disabled people, minority groups and women have been denied equal opportunities and often face inappropriate discrimination and barriers to their participation in society. This requires organisations to take a proactive stance in creating an environment that encourages the inclusion and development of all staff members to release their full potential. ADD aims for a working environment that is flexible and adaptable and recognizes that employees may have different requirements in order to work effectively.
To assist us in realising our target we aim to employ at least 50% women and at least 50% disabled people in our work force. To achieve this we use both positive and affirmative action with regard to the recruitment and development of staff and trustees.
Disabled people are more likely to understand the issues facing disabled people’s organisations and their struggle for their rights and equal opportunities. An understanding of and commitment to disability as a human rights issue is critical for ADD International staff and trustees.
We ensure that we do not discriminate inappropriately against anyone as a result of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, social or cultural identity, nationality, or national origin, status within the organisation, or any other non-relevant grounds and endeavour to provide a working environment that allows all staff to realise their potential. We value diversity and difference, provided this is consistent with our organisational aims and values.
We take positive steps to ensure our working environments are accessible and that our policies and practices do not inadvertently discriminate against particular groups in society. We offer flexible working conditions to suit the organisation's needs and that of the individual.
ADD International welcomes applications from people who identify as disabled people themselves and as a disability confident employer guarantees interviews to those who meet our minimum criteria.