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Are you a school, academy or higher educational setting that needs help creating a more inclusive culture?

If you are providing education and skills for learners of all ages and need help creating an inclusive, sustainable, mentally healthy culture whilst retaining talent through creating a safer and more valued workplace, we do understand the potential challenges that you may come up against.

We are the home for inclusive employers

Being an includability committed educational employer is about taking accountability for progression

Our educational standard offers all educational settings the opportunity to go through our specially developed 5 star verification process to become a Includability Committed Educational Setting.

Our verification & standard is suitable for any of the following:

  • Nurseries
  • Maintained Schools
  • Federations
  • Trusts
  • Independent Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges
  • Apprenticeship providers
  • Universities and Higher Education providers

No educational setting is too big or small

Often it is the responsibility of just one person or a small team to devise, implement and deliver the D&I, Sustainability, Wellbeing or Mental Health strategies across an entire organisation.

By becoming part of Includability, our Verification Partners can help you to understand where you are currently on your journey and where your future ambitions lie.

We can also introduce you to like-minded people who will help share best practice and provide support, whilst our monthly Employer Support Groups (ESG’s) will help build the knowledge to empower your employees.

Our Includability Mighty network allows educational employers and staff the chance to talk with experts and ambassadors in our community across a range of topics and in a safe and non judgmental environment.

A standard designed for you

As educational settings and educational employers transition from their standalone status to becoming part of larger academies and federations, earning the Includability Educational Setting badge will help your organisation understand how you can develop across the key pillars of diversity and inclusion, sustainability, mental health, talent retention, well-being and leadership and governance.

Becoming an Includability Committed Employer is something that is earned. There is a valuable process to go through, but please rest assured that we will be here to support you all the way.

It doesn’t matter if you are at the very start of your journey and seeking inspiration and guidance, or if your organisation is on its way to having a workplace culture you can be proud of, the Includability Committed Education Setting is designed to support you.

Support across all levels

We have seen the transition of many educational settings from maintained schools and colleges to academies and trusts. This progression requires settings to operate with high level business strategies. As such there are multiple levels of staff, each with individual requirements and unique mental health and wellbeing needs.

By becoming an Includability Committed Educational Setting we hope to be able to support you across all levels.

  • Parents & Carers
  • Students
  • External Partners & Supply Teachers
  • Teaching Staff
  • Support & Admin Staff
  • Leadership & Governors

It's not about perfection

Includability is a community where we actively champion collaboration and traditional competitors work in harmony – it’s where we can truly make meaningful progress.

We want also to celebrate the great work you do – it’s your stories that can help inspire organisations on their journey.

Where you need support and are unsure where to start, then our community of incredible people are here to offer their help.

Immediate value

Proudly displaying the Includability Committed Education Setting badge in your educational setting will bring a level of accountability to your organisation and a degree of reassurance to your employees and future employees that you are a administration committed to doing the right thing.  

If you are in for the quick win, then Includability won’t be right for you. If you’re an educational setting that cares and wants to make a difference, then we most certainly are. And we are here to support you all the way.

Includability the fastest growing standard for workplace values

Our Includability committed employer programme allows you to get expert advice across our 6 pillars of organisational development or 7 for recruitment agencies

The Community driven platform and standard designed to create and educate amazing businesses and people

Diversity & Inclusion

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ODiSEE

Diversity and inclusion consultancy who has experience in helping and advising schools, academies and universities

Sustainability

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Prosperah

Unleash your purpose with the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Planet Mark

Low-cost and effective actions that your business can take to save energy and cut costs

Talent Management

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Talent Mapper

Talent Management & Inclusion specialists, focused on increasing knowledge, improving efficiency and enhancing individual and organisational performance, by unleashing people's potential.

Mental Health

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Mental Health Charter

Mental health comes in all shapes and sizes and affects all ages. It’s time to make a difference. We are asking employers to sign the mental health charter to show their support and encourage awareness to their employees.

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Beyond

Raising money to help other organisations and schools that are underfunded or underutilised and are committed to giving out grants which will truly make a difference to the mental health of young people.

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Ripple

Ripple has been established is to reduce the number of people who are viewing harmful online content relating to self-harm and suicide and increase the number of people who are utilising the plethora of mental health resources available to them

Wellbeing

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Outliers Wellbeing

Wellbeing for people, business & planet

Leadership & Governance

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Leadership and governance experts. Looking at four pillars –organisational structure; roles & responsibilities; people & culture; and infrastructure

The Includability Pillars of Development

Our pillars for inclusive workplace development and growth

With the help of our members and ambassadors we have designed our verification process for educational institutions around optimal areas for organisational growth and sustainability.. 

Our expert verification partners have experience of working with educational settings like, schools, academies and universities and will talk with you to discuss where your organisation is placed at this time and then recommend ways that you can develop and grow your current plans.

Our verification team will be able to give you invaluable, key independent advice and guidance so you can be assured you are moving in the right direction to becoming and creating a more inclusive, diverse, sustainable and caring environment for your employees and clients.

Who are our Includability Verification Partners?

As part of the Includability 5 Star Verification Process for Educational Settings each company looking to become members of our community and advertise on the platform will have the opportunity to engage with our charming Verification Partners.

It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the great things you are already doing and provide expert support where you might need it the most – they’re all super lovely people so will do their very best to work around your busy diaries once you have completed the initial Company Commitment Survey.

We celebrate commitment and intent so please don’t feel you have to be the finished article with us – building knowledge, supporting each other and sharing great practice is at the centre of our Includability Community.

So here they are good people, proudly introducing our Partners and how they will be awarding you those Verification Stars.

The Diversity & Inclusion Star – Verified by ODiSEE

ODiSEE, established in 2021 under the guidance of Director Sara Matthews, is a beacon of innovation in training and consultancy. Sara brings over two decades of rich HR experience from notable names like Chelsea Football Club, Ladbrokes Coral, and Travis Perkins. ODiSEE, with its focus on equality, diversity, and wellbeing, mirrors Sara's passion, evident in her roles ranging from Includability Ambassador to Non-Executive Director at Netball Scotland.

ODiSEE's Diversity & Inclusion Star isn’t just an award; it's a testament to an organisations commitment to a continuous journey towards inclusivity. Recognising that every company is at a different stage in its D&I path, ODiSEE's process is crafted with compassion, encouragement, and partnership at its heart.

Discovery Session: This gentle 30-minute conversation aims to understand your current D&I initiatives. Instead of an assessment, think of it as sharing your D&I story and aspirations with ODiSEE's experts.

Collaborative Reflection: ODiSEE will then provide insights, drawn from a wealth of best practices across various sectors. However, the benchmarks are not rigid criteria but guiding lights to show what's possible.

Guidance & Support: It's not about where you currently stand but where you aim to be. Should your organisation benefit from additional insights or resources, ODiSEE offers a bespoke support journey tailored to your unique needs.

Celebrating Commitment:
The Diversity & Inclusion Star is awarded to organisations that display genuine dedication to the cause, whether they're just starting or are well into their D&I journey. It's less about perfection and more about genuine commitment and progress.

With ODiSEE by your side, it's all about celebrating the journey towards a more inclusive future, cherishing every milestone along the way.

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The Sustainability Star – Verified by Prosperah

This Star will be awarded automatically if your organisation is already B Corp Certified, B Corp Pending, Planet Mark Certified or CSR-A Accredited, however the Star will also be presented if an organisation is able to provide good intentions in creating a sustainability strategy – for example, a net-zero focus, staff volunteering days, community and charitable support, or even embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals across your website.

Prosperah enables organisations to unleash their greater purpose for tangible business value, helping them to explore a space where social responsibility and sustainability are reimagined as a competitive advantage.

They guide businesses through a journey to map their purpose to the Sustainable Development Goals and through enhanced stakeholder consultation, they’ll set key priority SDGs and targets to create your Purpose Book.

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The Sustainability Star – Verified by Planet Mark

This Star will be awarded automatically if your organisation is already B Corp Certified, B Corp Pending, Planet Mark Certified or CSR-A Accredited, however the Star will also be presented if an organisation is able to provide good intentions in creating a sustainability strategy – for example, a net-zero focus, staff volunteering days, community and charitable support, or even embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals across your website.

Planet Mark believe we must all work together to embrace sustainability. They work passionately with organisations to empower their people to halt the climate crisis and improve society in everything they do. And by working this way we will build a sustainable brighter future for us and our planet.

Through our Net Zero Programme, they are supporting businesses of all sizes to plan for and reach net zero targets in this critical Decade of Action.

Mental Health Charter

The Mental Health Star – Verified by Mental Health Charter

Mental Health Charter (MHC)'s purpose is to provide a flexible and consistent charter to enable all businesses in the UK to access mental health support, provide awareness and training and put in place a structure and systems to support people in the workplace.

The team will conduct a short survey over the phone to discuss Mental Health current procedures/practices with free advice offered.

You will then be given a complimentary Bronze Membership (with accompanying logo) to the Mental Health Charter as a Committed To Action Employer - the first step to creating a mentally healthy workplace.

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The Mental Health Star – Verified by Beyond

Beyond are a youth mental health charity that exists to improve young people’s mental health in the UK. Led by the well-known activist and founder Jonny Benjamin MBE and CEO Louisa Rose, they are driven by an incredibly passionate youth board who are determined to instil new attitudes and drive change so that young people can go ‘beyond just surviving’.

The three pillars that underpin our work are:
- Advocating for change
- Improving access to mental health provisions
- Funding urgent youth mental health support

Beyond: Committed to making a difference to the mental health of young people by raising money to help other organisations and schools that are underfunded or underutilised and are committed to giving out grants which will truly make a difference to the mental health of young people.

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The Mental Health Star – Verified by Ripple Suicide Prevention

In order to achieve your Mental Health Star all Educational Settings will be required to install Ripple Suicide Prevention Software. This is Free for Includability Committed Educational Settings.

Ripples mission is to intercept harmful content relating to self-harm and/or suicide through innovative technology to redirect users to mental health support if they are struggling to cope or in need of immediate help. Their vision is to ensure all users searching for harmful content online are presented with an opportunity of hope that things can and will get better.

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The Talent Management Star – Verified by Unleashed

Unleashed is a new kind of HR Consultancy that helps organisations be successful by making them more inclusive.

They provide a unique approach to recruitment & retention, learning & development and deployment that uses diversity and inclusion tactics, and a suite of innovative technologies, to create an agile, high-performing workforce.

Unleashed support organisations by improving talent management and making them more inclusive - by removing personal bias, they help companies improve productivity, reduce costs and create a positive culture where everyone is happier at work.

This process will involve a 45-minute consultation with the Unleashed Team to review current recruitment and retention processes and provide any guidance necessary to support you.

Outliers Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Star – Verified by Outliers Wellbeing

Outliers Wellbeing will have an initial call to chat about what you're doing in the confusing world of wellbeing, how you're doing it and what your plans are. Just an informal chat between two lovely people.

They will then send a link to an Insights Questionnaire that they will ask you to fill out, not to analyse and judge every facet of your business, but just to gain a further understanding of your wellbeing provision.

A follow-up call will then be booked to run through the insights at which point the Wellbeing Star will be awarded if enough evidence has been gathered on your strategy and provision, or will chat-through next steps if further support is needed.

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The Leadership & Governance Star – Verified by The HR Agency

The HR Agency is a HR consultancy, founded in November 2020 to provide clients a full range of HR solutions. Whether that be fully outsourced HR provision for smaller employers, or project-based work for organisations of large and small, they believe in influencing their clients to be do better, not just for their employees, but also their local communities and our environment.

As a purpose-driven organisation themselves, The HR Agency understands that identifying a desire to do business better is only the start to making a positive difference. What turns these good intentions into meaningful and impactful actions, is good governance and great leadership.

Good governance is the pursuit of purpose. It is a journey requiring constant vigilance and adaptation to external and internal changes. As such it requires ethical, competent and responsible leadership to inspire and engage everyone in bringing it to life. It’s essential for any business with purposeful aspirations to ensure great leadership and good governance is in place.

The HR Agency will conduct a 45-minute call to explore your current approach to leadership and governance. Looking at four pillars – organisational structure; roles & responsibilities; people & culture; and infrastructure – the team will follow-up the call with recommendations on how to further improve your leadership and governance framework ensuring your purpose is translated into action.

What happens once we have completed the verification process?

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Once you have completed the verification process you will be awarded a shiny new Includability Committed Educational Setting badge to proudly display across both your website and social media channels

We are here to support you every step of the way

We can't create change without you. So join us today

Benefits of being a member

Our community wouldn't be this amazing without each and every organisation. This is why we have a created a package of valuable benefits to reward our members with.

We celebrate commitment and intent so this isn't about being the finished article. With Includability building knowledge, supporting each other and sharing great practice is at the centre of our community and family of members.

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Includability Committed Educational Setting Verification

By taking part in our 5 Star Verification Process for Educational Settings your company will have the opportunity to engage with our Verification Partners to help you on your path to creating an inclusive workplace. Find out about our Includability Committed Employer Verification process.

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Access to our exclusive webinars & community meetups

Our regular employer support groups & webinars offer you the chance to listen to inspirational guest speakers and chat with like minded professionals allowing you to network and learn from some amazing people.

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Verification Report

We provide a full verification report supported by our expert verifcation partners on completion of our verification process.

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Member Offers & Benefits

Our community of members offer a range of exclusive introductory consultations to help Includability Committed Employers to further develop in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability, Mental Health, Leadership & Governance. See member offers here

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Organisations doing amazing work

Organisations that do great worth within the educational sector

@TeacherToolkit

@TeacherToolkit is a digital media platform for teachers, currently hosting 110,000+ active teachers who log in to learn new ideas and download classroom resources. The website has just surpassed 17 million readers in almost every country across the world.

Aim A Little Higher

We are a family run business with a mission to deliver personal development programmes to Students, Apprentices and Young people across the United Kingdom. To date, we have had the pleasure of delivering assemblies, workshops and 6 week programmes to over 50,000 students in schools across the country with amazing feedback from teachers & educators just like you!

Beat

We are the UK’s eating disorder charity. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association, our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Teachers and staff in schools and colleges are well placed to spot the early signs of an eating disorder, and educational establishments can take steps to address eating disorders at several levels with policies and practices.

Beyond

We raise money to help other organisations and schools that are underfunded or underutilised and are committed to giving out grants which will truly make a difference to the mental health of young people up and down the UK. We share knowledge and best practice.

ChildLine

Whether you love it or hate it, school can sometimes cause problems. Get advice so you know how to handle different situations.

Climate Change Superheroes

Climate change is a menace to our world. Our league of superheroes is taking action now and they want YOU to join them! Empowering children to be heroic leaders for change and believe in the impact they can have on the planet is crucial. Meet our eight superheroes. Each of their missions has downloadable content including activities for school children

Educate Against Hate

Advice and trusted resources for schools to provide practical advice, support and resources to protect children from extremism and radicalisation.

Fairtrade For School

Fairtrade Schools provide a range of teaching resources to support global learning in your classroom. Becoming a Fairtrade School means joining a worldwide movement – a movement where young people learn that, whatever their age, they have the power to make a difference in the world.

Headspace

Headspace offers free access to Primary and Secondary teachers and supporting staff across the UK. Whether you’re feeling inspired to connect more with your students or you’re looking for a new way to bring calm to your classroom, Headspace can help students build healthy habits that last a lifetime. Better focus, less stress, and happier thoughts are just a few minutes away.

Mentally Healthy Schools

Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured mental health resources, information & advice for schools and further education settings in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Panathlon

Panathlon provide thousands of children and young people with disabilities and special needs the opportunity to take part in competitive sport. Our multi-sport, swimming, football, boccia and ten-pin bowling programmes (to name just a few) give participants the opportunity to represent their school in sporting competition that they are so often otherwise denied. Our events have a transformational impact on participants’ skills, self-esteem, confidence, health and wellbeing.

Place2Be

Every year, Place2Be’s expert team develop resources to help people to take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. From activity ideas and assembly guides to top tips and videos, our free resources will help you explore mental health and wellbeing with the children and young people around you.

Reddy Coaching & Training

Our neurodiversity course for parents and carers is an informative and interactive experience to help you to grow your knowledge, develop your support network, and increase your confidence to support your neurodiverse child. Our aim is to equip you to feel empowered to raise your happy, healthy, independent neurodiverse child that can reach their potential.

Ripple

R;pple is an interceptive tool designed to present a visual prompt when a person searches for harmful keywords or phrases relating to the topic of self-harm or suicide. It provides hope and encouragement to keep you safe at your most vulnerable point.

Saski

I am an Independent CPD registered training consultant, NLP Practitioner and Life Coach, specialising in LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Equality and Diversity and Mental Health training with adults and young people.

Show Racism The Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity established in 1996. We work in schools throughout England, Scotland and Wales delivering anti-racism workshops to more than 50,000 young people every year and in many local authority areas we are funded to do this free of charge. Our team of educators and ex-professional football players can visit your school for a whole day educating young people from year 5 up to year 13 against racism.

Student Minds

We empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.

Student Space

However you’re feeling, help and guidance is available. Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the challenges of student life. You can use their search tool to find the services available at your university.

Students Against Depression

Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves – after all, who better to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome?

Students Organising For Sustainability

SOS-UK is a student-led education charity delivering meaningful programmes and campaigns that enable students and society to act on sustainability.

The3Engineers

Fantastic free resources from The3Engineers Team for teachers seeking resources that are both fun and raise awareness around environment issues.

Transform Our World

Transform Our World brings together teacher-tested and reviewed resources from across the environmental sector into one place, empowering students to take climate action.

WWF

Our brand new Schools Sustainability Guide gives loads of tips on how to take action for climate, nature and sustainability in your school.

Whole School SEND

The Whole School SEND Consortium brings together schools, organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring that every child and young person with SEND can achieve their potential at school.

Winston’s Wish

We provide support for teachers and school professionals who are supporting a bereaved pupil. On average, 1 in every 29 children will be bereaved of a parent. That’s one in every class. Yet many teachers receive no bereavement training and are unsure how to support grieving children and young people in their class. Our team at Winston’s Wish can help you and your school create a bereavement policy, provide training and advise teaching professionals on how to support a child dealing with loss and grief.

YoungMinds

Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow up, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. Here are our tips for looking after your child while also looking after yourself.

"At CGI we are proud of being a Responsible Business and are committed to a more inclusive and sustainable world. Joining Includability and gaining the Committed Employer accreditation enables us to continue to proudly share and grow our commitments with like-minded organisations and also support our goal to inspire a diverse range of candidates to come and join us at CGI. "

CGI

Donna Kelly, Senior Vice President and Business Unit lead for South & Midlands Business Unit & Senior Sponsor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

"We are very proud to have gone through the 5 Star Includability Verification Process . We have always been committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where everyone at ascensos can be themselves. We believe that we all have a role to play in championing Equality and Diversity - by partnering with Includability we believe that we can build a great place to work, learn and grow."

Ascensos

Jo Regan-Iles, Chief People Officer at Ascensos

Achieving the status of Includability Committed Employer reflects our ongoing mission to optimise diversity and opportunity within our firm. Inclusion is an important part of this, and we look forward to connecting with others in the Includability community.

Becketts Investment

Lesley Delaney, Operations Director

CRM Students are absolutely delighted to have been awarded 5 stars and become a recognised Includability Committed Employer. The verification process was a great way for us to discuss and reflect on the amazing things we are doing within CRM for our people and has given us some incredible contacts within the Includability network to enable our vision to progress further. We can’t wait to see what else we can do on top of what we have already achieved!

CRM Students

Steph Robey, HR Director at CRM Students

"We look forward to continuing to champion diversity and inclusion, and to welcome more applicants from diverse backgrounds. With Includability’s support, and being led by our strong club values, we will win in our aim to do the right thing in creating in a more diverse and inclusive talent pool across the business."


Chelsea Football Club

Sarah Atkinson, Senior HR Business Partner at Chelsea FC

Liverpool are pleased to announce that they have become an Includability Committed Employer and achieved six stars in their verification process in the areas of D&I, Sustainability, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Leadership and Governance and Inclusive Recruitment

Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC, HR Director

"There is lots to consider when building your business and creating the conditions for success for you team. Working through the assessment process for Includability has been great, meeting with their partners offered insight, guidance and practical advice on building a responsible inclusive work environment for your people, helping measure where we are on the journey and to plan for our future at Ecologi"

Ecologi

Joel Baynes, COO at Ecologi

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to collaborate with Includability because of their unwavering commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. We believe that by joining forces with Includability, we can effect meaningful change and pave the way for a more inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and we are eager to contribute our skills, learnings and look forward to seeing the positive impact we can make together.”

Noble Foods

Louisa Hogarty, HR Director at Noble Foods

“At The Myers-Briggs Company, people are our passion. We aim to inspire everyone to lead more successful and fulfilling lives, and that means including everyone. As such, we’re thrilled to have passed Includability's 5-star verification process and to be recognised as an 'Includability Committed Employer'! As a B Corp, we’re committed to building an inclusive economy that works for everyone and going through Includability's verification process has been a great way to help us recognise where we’re on the right path.”


The Myers-Briggs Company

Jeff Hayes, President & CEO of The Myers-Briggs Company

“Holland & Barrett are thrilled to be recognised as a committed employer in inclusivity by the Includability team and their verification partners. Being an EPIC place to work is a core part of our values and we pride ourselves with iterating our offering by putting our colleagues at the heart of all that we do. Working with Includability has been a fantastic experience and would recommend other companies to do the same.”

Holland & Barrett

Melissa Sterling (She/Her), Wellness and Belonging Manager at H&B

“The Forestry Commission is pleased to have passed the 5 Star Verification process to become an Includability Committed Employer. We’re happy with the feedback we received for our work in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, sustainability, talent management and diversity and inclusion. We hope this partnership will help us to achieve our broader strategic goals to diversify our workforce and visitors and help us to continue to be an organisation where everyone is valued and welcome, regardless of their background.”

Forestry Commission

Richard Stanford CB, MBE | Chief Executive Officer Forestry Commission

We are delighted to be working with Includability as a Committed Employer. As an organisation that is committed to creating an inclusive, sustainable and mentally healthy workplace culture, this partnership is the perfect match. We have access to resources, experts and an entire network of support. We can be part of a community of like-minded people all striving for the same goal and sharing the same values.

City Gateway

Diane Betts – CEO of CityGateway

"We are over the moon to be the first recruitment agency to pass Includability’s 6 Star verification process! We have always been committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, both as an employer but also as leaders in improving representation within insights and removing barriers to disadvantaged or under-represented talent. We want ENI to be a great place to work, but also work with and guide clients on best practice around inclusive hiring – always striving to influence positive change and enabling everyone to succeed in Insight. Working with Includability highlighted the areas we have been doing well, and those areas where the partnership can give us that additional layer of support and guidance needed to champion equality, diversity and create inclusivity within insights - and we’re so excited about the journey ahead."

Elizabeth Norman International

Letitia Oglesby, Marketing Manager at Elizabeth Norman International

“We are delighted to have passed Includability’s 5 star verification process to be recognised as an Includability Committed Employer. It’s great to be acknowledged for the work we’ve already done, and this partnership also supports our ongoing dedication to inclusivity in everything we do - including employee attraction, development, progression and engagement.”

Wiltshire Council

Georgi Bliha | Talent and Resourcing Manager at Wiltshire Council

I am immensely proud of the work of my whole federation team in embodying this ethos throughout the schools, and I am especially proud of Lizi Pravato for leading on this project with Includability. Diversity and equality are areas of utmost importance to our schools and we are proud to trail blaze with such an amazing group of people in our schools and now with our partners in Includability.

Moorland Federation Somerset

Naomi Philp, Executive Headteacher

“At Business Disability Forum we are excited to be Includability’s official disability partner. As part of that we are very pleased to be accredited as an Includability Committed Partner via its thorough 5 Star Verification process, in the areas of accessibility, diversity and inclusion, mental health, sustainability, and wellbeing. This helps us to evaluate what we are doing well and where we can grow. We look forward to continue working with Includability and to spreading the word on the importance of reaching the widest possible talent pool.”

Business Disability Forum

Diane Lightfoot CEO of Business Disability Forum

What our members say about the Includability Committed Employer Standard

Our purpose is your progression

Includability –Introducing you to the three P’s that guide us

pur·pose [ˈpəːpəs]NOUN - the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists 

pro·gres·sion[prəˈɡrɛʃ(ə)n]NOUN - the process of developing or moving gradually towards a more advanced state

posi·tiv·ity[pɒzɪˈtɪvɪti]NOUN - the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude:

We believe that the best way to help our members is through education and collaboration. That's why our principles are to help businesses work towards the goal of an inclusive workplace and workforce whilst breaking down barriers to diversity and encouraging individualism. To find out more about our values click on the link below.

FAQs

Our frequently asked questions are here to help answer any queries you may have about joining the Includability community

What is an Includability Committed Employer?

My company isn’t perfect, do we need every strategy already in place?

How long does the Verification Process take?

Is there a chance you will not be awarded Includability Committed Employer status?

You keep mentioning ‘Community’ - what does this mean?

If Includability partner's with a consultancy, do you receive a 'financial kick back'?

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