The Open To All campaign encourages all charities to look at their job descriptions, person specifications and recruitment adverts and check whether they really need to require a ‘degree or equivalent’ for some of their roles.
We're delighted to pledge to the campaign.
Macc's chief executive Mike Wild says:
"The Open To All Pledge is important to us because we want to eradicate inequality. We understand that social barriers, including cost of education, institutional discrimination and a failure to recognise non-academic learning means that opportunities are not open to everyone equally. This distorts the chances people have not just as individuals but as whole communities. At Macc, we believe that every individual and community has unique skills, talents, knowledge and insights that are important - and our collective skills, knowledge and lived experience uniquely equip us to do the work we do. As a charity which works to support other voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises in Manchester, our work is skilled but knowledge and skills can be transferred, developed and grown. We believe our sector could lead the way in being inclusive employers which nurtures diverse skills and talent."
For further information, visit: www.childrenengland.org.uk/open-to-all