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As an employer of over 1,200 people across the Midlands and East of England, we have an eye for talent and seek out candidates who will thrive in our positive, community-focused culture.
View the latest job vacancies at Longhurst Group, apply online and find out more about the application and interview process.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
At Longhurst Group, everything we do is to improve the lives of our customers and the communities in which they live.
Central to this is our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to build teams that are as diverse as the customers and communities we serve and create an environment where all our people can thrive.
We’re committed to ensuring we have policies, strategies, processes that promote fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement in everything we do.
We’re proud to have partnered with Evenbreak to help us attract talented disabled candidates that we might not otherwise reach.
Through this partnership, we hope that disabled candidates will view us as an inclusive employer of choice and feel more confident in applying for opportunities that match their skills, knowledge and experience.
Our Learning and Development Team provides all colleagues with a range of courses that focus on health and wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion as well as modules designed to help people perform to their best.
These courses are tailored to support the delivery of our Improving Lives 2025 strategy while also helping colleagues with their personal development.
Our leaders and managers also have access to a specialist Management Development Programme, which helps to develop the skills and knowledge needed to bring out the best in our people.
As part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining and developing an inclusive culture, we’re working with the National Centre for Diversity, with the aim of being accredited with the Investors in Diversity Award. We’ll also work with customers and external service providers to share and promote our culture as an inclusive employer of choice.
On 5 March 2019 Longhurst Group signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter. This is to recognise that as an employer Longhurst Group is positive about Mental Health in recruitment and retention of staff with existing or previous mental health problems.
At Longhurst Group we are committed to raising awareness about mental health in the workplace, providing support for employees and applicants with a mental health condition, and creating a culture of acceptance where employees are willing to disclose mental health conditions without fear of discrimination.
Longhurst Group is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to the Disability Confident Scheme and actively encourage applications for employment from people with disabilities. This means that Longhurst Group is committed to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and will consider each candidate on their abilities.
The scheme is intended to inform people we employ, and any other disabled people who might be interested in joining Longhurst Group, that we have a positive approach to employing disabled people.
The Disability Confident scheme is designed to support organisations on their Disability Confident journey and supports Longhurst Group to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to our workplace by:
- challenging attitudes towards disability
- increasing understanding of disability
- removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
- ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations
As a Disability Confident Employer, Longhurst Group wishes to encourage partners, suppliers and other organisations to follow in our good practice by committing to the Disability Confident initiative, which is free, promoting the benefits of disability confident and challenging the stigma of employing staff with a disability.
You will receive an accreditation which has three levels
- Disability Confident Committed
- Disability Confident Employer
- Disability Confident Leader.
Our aim is to continue our journey to become a Disability Confident Leader. To find out more please visit disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk
As part of our commitment to the national Harry’s Pledge campaign, we’ve also joined Employers for Carers (EfC) to better support those colleagues who provide unpaid care for a loved one.
Working with EfC, we promise to do all we can to support colleagues with caring responsibilities by making our policies carer-friendly. We’ll ensure colleagues are able to work flexibly to help fit work around their caring responsibilities.
We’ll also provide platforms and support for carers to share their stories and tell us what they need from us as an employer.
We’ll make the offices and community spaces we offer as accessible as possible and work with partners to further professionalise care through clear qualifications/career paths and promote it as a valued career choice.
Improving Lives: Longhurst Group careers
Read a selection of case studies from different job roles across the organisation and find out how our staff work hard to improve the lives of our customers across the Midlands and East of England.