04 / 02 / 2020
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.
The podcast series also explores the possible approaches that can and are being taken by employers to be inclusive in their recruitment, helping to ensure the recruitment pipeline is fully recognised and that the NHS can be seen as the best place to work, for people from all backgrounds - themes we also explored in our Safe and Fair Recruitment events.