Recruitment at Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Crohn's & Colitis UK requires all applicants to provide evidence of their right to work in the United Kingdom.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Crohn's & Colitis UK is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to this end, we commit to treating everyone with dignity and respect and do not accept discrimination of any kind. We appoint on merit and suitability and are keen to recruit colleagues with a range of experience and backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership or maternity status.


We ask candidates once they have been shortlisted if they would like us to make reasonable adjustments to the interview process to ensure that they are not disadvantaged by us because of a disability.

Criminal Convictions

Having a criminal record will not necessarily preclude someone from working with us. Suitability will depend on the nature of the position and the type of conviction. We don't ask about convictions until someone has been shortlisted and we make sure what we ask is relevant and legal.

Monitoring of Equality and Diversity in Recruitment

To enable us to monitor the impact of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, we compile information regarding the diversity of applicants for the purposes of comparison with those appointed and the production of anonymised data. Information that is collected as part of the recruitment process is not used by the organisation in any other capacity. We collect this data with the consent of the applicant. Forms returned by applicants are securely destroyed as soon as the data is anonymised.

Safe Staffing

Crohn's & Colitis UK is committed to ensuring that everyone who participates in activity or accesses services provided by the organisation can do so in an enjoyable and safe environment. We recognise our legal responsibilities and duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all its service users, with particular concern for those adults considered ‘at risk of harm' and children. For this reason some of our roles are subject to Disclosure and Barring Checks (DBS). If the role requires a DBS check this will be made clear in supporting information.


Crohn's & Colitis UK is committed to ensuring that all information provided about an individual as part of the application process is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998), the DBS Code of Practice and other relevant legislation. More detailed information regarding processing of applicant data can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Right to Work

All interviewees will be asked to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.  Examples of satisfactory evidence are outlined on the Government Website. This information will be retained in line with our Privacy Policy.

Expenses to attend Interview

We do not reimburse candidates for travel expenses incurred for travelling to interview, however we reserve the right to manage this by exception. Unless otherwise agreed in advance, expenses will not be paid.

Our Values

We work with shared values of being Ambitious, Compassionate and Stronger Together. In the application of our policy, we will seek to ensure that we Live Our Values. In doing so, we will balance the needs of the organisation with doing the right thing by our people.


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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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