Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are passionate about York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals being an excellent place to work for everyone.

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment by striving to build a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects the communities it serves. We believe that this commitment will lead to improved services for our patients and greater equality in opportunities for our staff.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to equal opportunities, and diversity and as an Organisation we encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of any protected characteristics.

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Our Staff Networks

A number of staff networks have been set up to represent and offer support to members of staff from a wide variety of backgrounds

  • Caring 4 for Carers Network
  • Enable Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Race Equality Network
  • Veterans Network
  • Women's Network

What the Networks do

  • Work across York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals to make positive change
  • Raise awareness and reduce stigma
  • Provide a safe and confidential space for staff to discuss what is important to them
How we support our staff
  • Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can
  • Being a disability confident employer and in line with the disability confident scheme guarantee an interview for all applicants who share their disability and  meet the essential criteria
  • Making reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process for those with a physical or hidden disabilities, including those who are neuro-diverse
  • Working with marginalised groups, to increase representation and inclusive practice throughout the Trust through our Networks
  • Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives

E,D & I Training Opportunities

The Trust provide in conjunction with the ENEI various Learning Events such as;

• Cultural Competence Online – MS Teams 23rd April 2024 9:30am - 12:30pm

• Conscious Inclusion Online – MS Teams 13th May 2024 1:00pm – 4:00pm or 21st June 2024 9:30am - 12:30pm

• Neurodiversity Online – MS Teams 20th May 2024 9:30am – 12:30pm

We also run bi-annual workshops including

• Inclusive Recruitment – this complements the Trust’s Recruitment and Selection training and is aimed at all staff with recruitment responsibilities. It will be delivered online for 3 hours. More information to come.

• Application Form tips and Interview Skills – This theory and practice workshop will be delivered online for 3 hours and is aimed at Staff network members in the first instance.

How to apply
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