Recruitment at Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Find out about our approach to recruitment at Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

  1. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Disability
  3. Criminal Convictions
  4. Monitoring of Equality and Diversity in Recruitment
  5. Safe Staffing
  6. Privacy
  7. Right to Work
  8. Expenses to attend Interview
  9. Our Values

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Crohns and 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 and 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 and 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.