In this podcast, Kate Morrissey, senior national programme manager and national implementation lead for RECONNECT at NHS England and Improvement, shares her experiences of applying for roles with a criminal record.
Kate talks us through what made those experiences both good and bad, her motivations for working in the NHS, and why she remains passionate about her roles.
Jessica Rose, campaigns manager at Business in the Community, discusses what the evidence says on the impact employment can have on someone with a criminal record seeking to rehabilitate.
Caroline Waterfield, deputy director of development and employment, at NHS Employers, narrates the podcast which also suggests adjustments employers can make to make their recruitment processes more inclusive.
This is the first part of a two-part series on inclusive recruitment, which looks at the barriers that can sometimes face individuals seeking gainful employment, particularly those who have a criminal record, or are at risk of homelessness.