Horizon Teachers is committed to ensuring we harness the talent and potential of everyone to achieve business success in everything we do, whether recruiting permanent staff for our office or registering supply staff to work in schools.
Our open and inclusive recruitment processes ensure employers have a greater pool of talent to choose from. It is proven that a diverse workforce leads to better staff retention rates, a great understanding of different markets and a more creative mix of people. Diversity is not only good in itself but also good for business.
Horizon Teachers recognises that we can play an important role in helping clients to encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for roles with confidence. The public sector is under a legal obligation to promote the diversity of its workforce and therefore should expect to see this in the recruitment agencies they choose to do business with.
Horizon Teachers demonstrates its respect for diversity & inclusion in all its recruitment processes by adhering to all applicable legislation, encouraging equal opportunities in recruitment and establishing working practices to safeguard against prejudice. Horizon Teachers provides equal opportunities to all employees and job applicants and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, health, sexual orientation, religion or age. Horizon Teachers also actively seeks to help job seeking ex-offenders find work by consulting with DBS, NACRO and proactively seeking to remove filtered entries from old CRB/DBS checks to aid ex-offenders find work.
Horizon Teachers believes in and support the REC’s (The Recruitment & Employment Confederation) Diversity & Inclusion Diversity Pledge and we have signed this Pledge stating that everyone working for Horizon Teachers will:
- Value and harness the differences between people, and the benefits that can be gained from those differences;
- Actively seek to identify diverse candidate pools and promote their engagement;
- Review all aspects of the employment process to eradicate unjustifiable discrimination;
- Promote recruitment and selection best practice in accordance with our agreed standards, as set out in the support pack that accompanies this pledge; and
- Work with others to challenge discrimination where we find it.
Horizon Teachers expects all its employees to read the Diversity Pledge and to adhere the principles outlined in this pledge and our Diversity & Inclusion policy