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Architects of Meritocracy – Robert Hunter in today’s FT

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  

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Robert Hunter visits The Poppy Factory

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

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New research project: “Legally Disabled? The career experiences of disabled people in the legal profession in England & Wales: developing future strategies.”

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

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Hear Here Networking Event

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

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The Judicial Appointments Commission – applications for Disability Member of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber.

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

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Judicial Appointments – Law Society Diversity Event

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

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Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Survey

RIDI believes that a lack of  confidence can make it harder for people with disabilities to be as successful as they might otherwise be during the recruitment process. 2 years on from their first survey, which found that 56% of participants had experienced barriers as early as the initial application stage of the recruitment process,

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Holiday break

City Disabilities will be on holiday for the next 10 days. We look forward to catching up with all our mentors and mentees on our return, and hope you are all enjoying the summer.

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