Diversity and Inclusion

At Circle Housing we recognise that a culture of inclusion must come from the top. Our leaders are responsible for creating a culture where diversity and inclusion are pursued and highly valued.

Whatever your age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or family circumstances, we make it our business to make sure you’re treated with fairness and respect.

We’re dedicated to offering flexible working to support all of our colleagues and when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees with a disability, we’ve been officially recognised for our efforts.

During your application process, we’ll ask you whether you believe you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010. If you’d prefer not to answer this, that’s fine – the reason we ask is because we want to ensure that you have the opportunity to shine as an applicant, that we’re being fair and that you experience a great overall candidate experience.

If you’d rather speak to us in person about diversity and equality in recruitment, please email our team at recruit@circle.org.uk with your contact details and we’ll call you back.

The Big Conversation - Richard McCourt

Last month, as part of ‘The Big Conversation’, our event series which is based around the idea that the best way to learn about diversity and inclusion is to talk, we welcomed Richard McCourt to our offices as part of the launch of our brand new Carers’ network. Richard McCourt, most notably Dick from Dick and Dom fame had some very personal experience of caring when his mother became unwell and slowly less able to take care of herself. Richard and his father had to make some tough personal sacrifices to help care for her with Richard balancing his caring responsibilities alongside his television show appearances.  

Click here to read more.

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Freedom to be you at home

Supporting older LGBT customers in sheltered housing and receiving care.

We take pride that equality and diversity matters at Circle Housing. It’s important to understand the needs of older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people living in sheltered housing or receiving care. They can often feel that they are not able to be themselves.

Please have a look at our Freedom to be you at home booklet to find out more.

Carers Network - Life Stories

At some point in our lives all of us will look after a relative or friend who is sick or has a disibility. Many of us at Circle Housing have caring responsibilities outside of work so we’ve created a network group that can work together to help make life a little easier for carers at work.

Please have a look at our Personal Stories booklet to find out more about the role of some of our carers at Circle Housing.

Diversity & Inclusion Staff, Resident and Board Profiling Data

By analysing our Diversity Profiling data we are able to see if we are representative of the customers we serve and target areas of concern to ensure we understand customers’ needs and provide an inclusive service.

Circle Housing Residents, Staff and Board Diversity and Inclusion Profiling Data 2014-15 Q4

Circle Housing Residents Diversity and Inclusion Profiling data 2014-15 Q4 

Circle Housing Residents, Staff and Board Diversity and Inclusion Profiling Data 2013-14 and 2014-15

Circle Housing Group resident, staff and board profiling Q1 2014.