Commitment to EDI

Welcome to the HCPC, where we're not just envisioning change – we're actively driving it! Picture a workplace that goes beyond simply embracing diversity; we're all about championing equality and inclusion with unwavering dedication.

At the HCPC, we proudly wear the badge of an actively anti-discriminatory organisation. Our vision is clear: to be recognised as the beacon of best practices in equality, diversity, and inclusion. We don't just talk the talk; we walk the walk as proud allies for change.

Being a Disability Confident Employer, we're committed to creating a workplace that thrives on diversity and are on the lookout for talented individuals from all walks of life. Your unique background, experiences, and skills are what make our teams stronger.

The recruitment process at HCPC is designed to be inclusive and barrier-free. We're not about obstacles; we're about opportunities. If you're a disabled candidate meeting the minimum criteria for the role, we'll not only consider you, but we'll also extend an interview invitation your way.

Your journey with us is important, and we're here to make it seamless. Need a confidential chat about how we can support you? Reach out to us at Let's make a positive change together. Join the HCPC and be part of a workplace that doesn't just dream of a better future – we actively create it! 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring 

At the HCPC, we're committed to creating a workplace that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusivity at every step. To support this commitment, we've implemented a thoughtful and transparent approach to our recruitment process.

Imagine this: your journey with us begins with a shortlisting process designed with your privacy in mind. We've made it anonymous to ensure that your personal details, including your name and information from the diversity monitoring section, are shielded from the shortlisting panel. 

Rest assured; the shortlisting panel will only focus on the information directly related to your potential performance in the role. Your qualifications, previous employment, and how you meet the key skill requirements take centre stage. We're not interested in anything that doesn't directly contribute to your suitability for the position. 

By keeping this process anonymous and focused on your professional merits, we aim to provide a fair and equal opportunity for every candidate. This commitment not only aligns with our values but also allows us to continuously identify areas of improvement, ensuring a recruitment process that's as inclusive as it is effective. Join us on a journey where your skills shine brightest, free from unnecessary distractions.

Criminal convictions and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

We ask you to tell us in your application whether you have any criminal convictions. This allows us to make informed decisions about how relevant any convictions are to the role you have applied for and to ensure a safe working environment for our staff and those we provide services to.

A conviction will not necessarily stop you from being appointed by the HCPC. Senior employees at the HCPC will consider how relevant the conviction is to the role you have applied for and whether we can proceed with your application and confirm any offer of appointment.

We keep information about criminal records strictly confidential. It will not be passed to the shortlisting panel and it will only be seen by those who need to see it in order to make a decision on your application.

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 sets out that certain criminal convictions are ‘spent’ after a certain period of time. Spent convictions do not have to be disclosed when applying for a role. There are some exceptions, for example roles where you are likely to have regular contact with vulnerable people.