City Disabilities had another interesting meeting today with The Poppy Factory. We look forward to working with them in the future as we support more mentees back into work. You can read more about the excellent work they do on their website: https://www.poppyfactory.org/
City Disabilities offices are now closed until 3rd January. We wish all our mentors and mentees a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. We look forward to working with you all in 2018!
Robert Hunter and Liz Dawes were interviewed by the FT recently for a special pull out report on meritocracy in the workplace. You can find the interview on pages 6 and 7 of the pull out, and online. Otherwise you can read the attached scan. Robert Hunter- Financial Times
Robert Hunter spent yesterday afternoon with The Poppy Factory. The Poppy Factory is the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with long term health conditions and/or disabilities. Founded in 1922, they work with businesses across the country to provide bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of veterans of all ages and from all
We are always delighted to hear about organisations that enable those with disabilities to learn new skills. We love this particular story: Flying Scholarships for Disabled Business.
The Lawyers with Disabilities Division of the Law Society have been working with Prof. Debbie Foster of Cardiff University and independent researcher and photojournalist Dr Natasha Hirst, to develop a new research project: “Legally Disabled? The career experiences of disabled people in the legal profession in England & Wales: developing future strategies.” Funded by the Disability Research into
Hear Here are holding their third drinks and networking event on Thursday 23rd November, sponsored by J.P. Morgan. The event is free to attend and marks the first anniversary of ‘Hear Here’, the independent social and professional networking group established to foster connections between those affected by hearing loss. Hear Here continues to go from strength to strength and would encourage
The Judicial Appointments Commission have contacted City Disabilities about a selection exercise that they are due to launch in November this year. The role is as a fee-paid Disability Member of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber. Successful candidates will work in the Social Security and Child Support jurisdiction. They will hear appeals that involve
The Civil Service is working with EmployAbility to create a diverse workforce via their Fast Stream Graduate Programme. The closing date for applications to join the Fast Stream is 26th October, and we would encourage all of our mentors and mentees considering a career in the Civil Service to apply. The Civil Service operates a
As part of their commitment to promoting greater diversity in the judiciary, the Law Society, Bar Council, CILEx, and Judicial Appointments Commission are running a targeted event to raise awareness of opportunities for those in underrepresented groups. This includes BAME, women and people with a disability or long term health condition. As part of the