Working in the public sector is all about making a difference to people’s everyday lives, making the environment in which they live a better place, and giving them the tools they need to improve their own lives and play an active role in the community.

We’ve got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we’re determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life – through excellent education, training, access to facilities and community empowerment. We’re committed to growth that can benefit all of our residents, by strengthening the borough’s local economy and bringing in new facilities and activities. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

Disability Confident Scheme

The Government’s Disability Confident Scheme is an initiative that helps employers commit to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disabilities, to ensure that they have the opportunities to fulfil their potential. The Disability Confident scheme has three levels designed to support us on our disability confident journey.

  • At Haringey, we’ve achieved Level 3 Disability Confident Leader status. This demonstrates our unwavering commitment to actively engaging in inclusive employment practices and ensuring equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Achieving Level 3 not only demonstrates our dedication to best practise within our organization but also places a strong emphasis on our role as leaders within the community.

Employee Networks

All employees have a right to equal consideration and should not be discriminated against, harassed or victimised because of their race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, HIV status, marital status or unrelated criminal conviction.

Discrimination, harassment and victimisation are unlawful, and will lead to disciplinary action.

Valuing differences

Our Equality Action Plan makes a commitment to take positive action to develop a more inclusive workforce that understands and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We have been looking at new ways in which we can influence culture change across the organisation, cultivating diversity and inclusion and creating a workforce where difference is respected and valued. The council recognises that a diverse set of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds is crucial to innovation and the development of new ideas. Valuing differences plays a key role in attracting and retaining top talent and is an important component of a successful organisation.

From Shereen Tennant

“For a long time, I felt alone in dealing with my health needs and found it difficult asking for help or support. However, since being involved in designing and launching the Disability network in July 2018, I have gained a huge amount of confidence in speaking up about my condition and feel valued in the work that I do by my peers and managers. “The network has recognised the need for very serious and extensive conversations on disability and illness at work and has brought people together to feel supported at work. More specifically, the network has successfully developed links with external agencies and charities to provide a range of support for staff and residents. “My vision for the network in the future is to influence new policy and strategies around staff and residents with disabilities and significant illnesses and to raise greater awareness amongst all staff and residents around how they can personally contribute to the successful journeys of people with disabilities.”

Shereen Tennant

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