Glamorgan County Cricket Club has been accredited as a level one Disability Confident Committed employer.
The club pledged to ensure its recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, to communicate and promote vacancies, offer interviews to disabled people, anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required, support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition to enable them to stay in work, and offer at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) introduced the Disability Confident Committed scheme in 2016 in order to support businesses to make the most of the talents disabled people bring to a workplace. Employers that have signed up so far include Association of Accounting Technicians, Aberdeen City Council and Aberystwyth University.
The scheme has three levels, Disability Confident Committed, Disability Confident Employer, and Disability Confident Leader. Employers join the scheme at the Committed level, with accreditation lasting for three years. Employers must complete each level before moving onto the next.
To be recognised as Disability Confident Committed, organisations need to agree to the outlined commitments and identify at least one action that it will carry out to support disabled people.
According to the government, employers receive accreditation if they are challenging attitudes towards disability, increasing understanding of disability, removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions, and ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
Mark Frost, community and development manager at Glamorgan County Cricket Club, said: “We are delighted to be accredited as a Disability Confident Committed employer. As a club, we are committed to diversity and inclusion and that includes in our workforce and recruitment processes. Being disability confident will help us to tap into a wider pool of talent and reflect the diversity of our workers and supporters.”