Creating an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities
Ross Hovey, Group Accessibility Manager, talks about how flexible working, accessible toilets and an inclusive mindset have helped create a better working environment for people with disabilities.
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Advice for people with disabilities who are looking for a job
If you’ve a disability and are looking for a job, I'd start by looking for organisations that talk positively about disability and inclusion. Nowadays with LinkedIn, it's really easy to see which organisations are doing good things. Then I’d speak to people in that organisation to make sure that the walk is as good as the talk.
When applying for a job, a lot of people feel uncomfortable about sharing their needs but they’re almost setting themselves up for failure. If you don’t tell someone that you need an adjustment for the interview, you won’t have the opportunity to perform at your best. My advice is to get comfortable talking specifically about your disability and what you need from them in order to give you the best opportunity to shine.
Large businesses, like Lloyds Banking Group, are more likely to have the resources available to make the adjustments you might need and be inclusive of how you’d like to work. That’s not to say that these traits are exclusive to large organisations, many smaller employers also do a terrific job when it comes to supporting disabled colleagues.
When you get the job; communicate your needs, trust your manager and use the workplace adjustment passport tool to have rich conversations as part of your 121’s.
Roles and departments
From customer focused roles in our branches, to specialist roles and those in tech and transformation. No matter what role you’re in, you’ll have the opportunity to make a genuine difference.
Inclusion and diversity
We strive to create a fully inclusive environment for all our colleagues, customers and communities, one that is truly representative of modern-day Britain.