Post date: 
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has been confirmed as a Level 3 Disability Confident employer by AdviserPlus.

Achieving Level 3 of the Department of Work and Pensions’ initiative means that RNIB is recognised as a Disability Confident Leader, acting as a champion within its local and business communities. RNIB is one of just 37 charities who have this status and one of 858 employers across all sectors.

Hannah Lee, Head of HR at RNIB said: “RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace.

“We’re proud to be a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and to be recognised as a Disability Confident Employer Level 3.

“It is important that our recruitment, ongoing management and core training offers are continually reviewed so that we can make improvements. RNIB is committed to challenging attitudes towards disability, and to removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions.”

To achieve the Level 3 accreditation through AdviserPlus, RNIB provided details of how we met the criteria such as the running of our Understanding Sight Loss Course, our flexible working policy, and setting minimum criteria for interviewing candidates covered by the scheme along with feedback to all who aren’t successful.

RNIB was accredited a Disability Confident Leader by AdviserPlus.

Notes to editors

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About RNIB

We are the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Every six minutes, someone in the UK begins to lose their sight. RNIB is taking a stand against exclusion, inequality and isolation to create a world without barriers where people with sight loss can lead full lives. A different world where society values blind and partially sighted people not for the disabilities they’ve overcome, but for the people they are.

RNIB. See differently.

Call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit www.rnib.org.uk