Equality, diversity and inclusion

At West Herts, you can be yourself without judgement, no matter who you are or where you’re from. We're passionate about creating an inclusive working environment, where individuality is a strength and you can be proud to be you.

As a diverse and inclusive employer, our aim is to foster a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all of our employees are treated fairly and consistently.

We’re committed to recruiting the best person for each of our jobs, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role. It’s really important to us that our recruitment process is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

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We're proud to be certified as a disability confident employer. This means that:

  • If you have a disability, we will always offer you an interview, if you have met the essential criteria
  • Our recruiting staff are aware of the requirement to offer reasonable adjustments, at interview stage, and this is cited our recruitment policy
  • If you are successful with your application, we have a network for staff with disabilities which you can join upon starting your new role – we very much look forward to welcoming you

Our staff networks

We have a number of staff networks which any member of staff is free to join. They are regularly in contact with senior members of our executive team where they can provide feedback and help us ensure we’re creating a positive and inclusive work environment.


Our LGBT+ network meet regularly with the aim of creating a safe and inclusive working environment that encourages and values different sexual orientations and different gender identities.

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Our Diversability group aim to improve the working lives of staff with disabilities, by discussing issues and proposing solutions. Membership of this group includes people with visible and invisible disabilities and is open to anyone who wishes to support the group.

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Working carers network

The working carers network is an in-house support group for carers. A place where staff can get together to chat about their caring responsibilities. They look at new ideas as to how we, as a trust, can support you.

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Connect multicultural network

Staff from ethnic minorities make up over 45% of our workforce. The network provides a forum for staff to talk confidentially about their work experiences, identify and respond to matters that affect ethnic minorities and contribute to improving the work experience of colleagues.

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