Equality, diversity and inclusion

We’re committed to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff the people we work with.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential.

We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Support worker on the beach with person Sense supports
Man Sense supports being supported to take part in a judo class

Disability Confident Employer

We're a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we'll interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for a job vacancy.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion board

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion board takes forward our equality and diversity agenda and ensures it's part of our day-to-day activities across Sense. Find out more about our Equality and Diversity at Sense.

Skills for Care Moving Up programme

We also support our aspiring leaders to attend the Skills for Care Moving Up programme for people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic community and who are aspiring leaders.

LGBT+ network

Our LGBT+ network promotes a positive work environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. Read our blog on Pride at Sense.

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Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic network

The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Diversity network was established in 2020. The network provide a safe space for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees and allies to meet with others of the same or similar characteristics who understand their experiences and share their feelings. Working in partnership with the Diversity and Inclusion Lead and the Equality and  Diversity Board at Sense, the group provides a support network for Sense on BAME issues and works to elevate diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Disability Employee network

The Sense Disability Employee network is a safe space for disabled staff, as well as others affected by, or interested in disability issues. The network is made up of staff members with a range of disabilities who are from different parts of the UK.