The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has been recognised as a Level 3 Disability Confident Employer by AdviserPlus.
The achievement of Level 3 status in the Department of Work and Pensions’ initiative means that the national charity is acknowledged as a disability confident leader. It is just one of 37 charities that have achieved this status and one of 858 employers across all sectors.
Head of human resources at the RNIB, Hannah Lee, said: “The 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.”
In order to achieve the Level 3 accreditation through AdviserPlus, the RNIB had to document how it met a set of criteria, for which it highlighted the running of an understanding sight loss course, its flexible working policy and its setting of minimum criteria for interviewing candidates covered by the scheme, along with feedback to all who are not successful.