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6. Wellbeing at work

Occupational health

On receiving a conditional offer of employment we will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire is to ensure, as far as possible, that you are fit for the post you have applied for, and that the work activities you will be required to undertake will not pose an unreasonable risk to your health. We have a supporting Occupational Health Service to which we may refer you to understand more about how we can support you at work, both at the point of recruitment and during your employment with us.

Employee Assistance Programme

We have an employee assistance programme which provides our employees with free access to:

  • Comprehensive telephone helplines available 24/7
  • Formal counselling, in the form of face-to-face or telephone sessions (As applicable)
  • Online video counselling and online CBT (as applicable)
  • Health and wellbeing portal
  • Health e-hub app
  • Critical incident advice
  • Personal legal information or tax support
  • Family issues advice including childcare and eldercare
  • Housing and tenant advice
  • Bereavement or loss support
  • Relationships and marital change support
  • Medical information

Fitness and wellbeing

We offer discounted gym membership at our leisure centres and have a number of other health initiatives and social activities.

Fairness and support

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. We will work to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace through policy and action (including recruitment policy and practices, pay and grading evaluations, performance management policies and practices, promotion and training provision).

We are a Disability Confident employer which means we will support people living with disability to apply for jobs with us, will interview any disabled candidate that meets the minimum essential criteria for a post, and we will support our disabled employees to remain in work whenever possible through making reasonable adjustments to their work patterns, equipment or other actions. If you have a disability and need adjustments to access the recruitment process you can contact the HR Team who will provide you and the recruiting manager with support You can also contact Pluss, an organisation which helps people with a disability find and keep work.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 24 March 2021