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GCHQ Disability Confident Leader

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2017
GCHQ has achieved 'Disability Confident Leader' status, the highest level possible in the Disability Confident campaign.

News article - 12 Sep 2017

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In late August, GCHQ achieved 'Disability Confident Leader' status, the highest level possible in the Disability Confident campaign, led by the Department for Work and Pensions.

 
Disability Confident encourages employers to be positive about the skills that people with disabilities can bring to the workforce, and to remove barriers to recruiting and retaining employees with disabilities. To be a Leader means doing the right thing, setting the right example, and sharing best practice.

A spokesperson for GCHQ said: "We are delighted to be awarded 'Disability Confident Leader' status. It recognises how seriously we take our responsibilities to our disabled colleagues. It also recognises and celebrates the work of those in the disabled community in GCHQ. 

"They make a vital contribution to our mission. They also ensure that the current and next generation of disabled colleagues have a working environment that allows them to reach their full potential.

"This recognition is something we are very proud of."

Throughout its history, GCHQ has always looked to recruit the most talented people, irrespective of their background, and as threats diversify so must the workforce that faces them. Disability Confident is another significant step towards that aim.