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Associate Counsellor Scheme Recruitment and Selection
Creation date 31 July 2007  +
Date for review 31 July 2014  +
Equality Forum Feedback This impact assessment was undertaken in the old system so there is currently no feedback.
Faculty or Service Area Registrar and Secretary's Office +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 August 2013 12:14:36  +
Name of policy owner Jan Daley +
Please give examples to support your answers, use evidence where necessary and provide a justification or course of action where it is applicable The Counselling Service routinely receives The Counselling Service routinely receives high numbers of applicants from both counsellors in training and post graduates looking for a safe setting in which to develop their practice. Representation from equality groups is determined by the policies, practices and procedures of the training agencies to a large extent. Men, some racial groups and certain religions are under-represented in this profession. a) Equal Opp's monitoring and an audit of the Service was undertaken in 2004/05 for the purposes of QAA assessment. b) A client audit is carried out annually. c) A staff audit was undertaken in Spring 2007. The Counselling Service will propose a joint recruitment and retention project in collaboration with colleagues in Psychological Therapies & Mental Health where initial training is offered. This will encourage applications from under-represented groups. The current profile of the Service, the applicants for ACS placements, various audit results and anecdotal evidence of the take up for Diploma training indicates that fewer men and limited racial/religious groups apply for training and therefore the pool of people for the Scheme to recruit from is limited. Fewer men and limited racial/religious groups apply for training and therefore the pool of people for the Scheme to recruit from is limited. The Counselling Service will continue to actively seek applications from under represented groups and will encourage training providers to examine the impact of their own policies et al. ne the impact of their own policies et al.
Please identify which customer groups the policy applies to Staff  +, Students  +, General public  +
Please identify which of the following protected characteristics are affected more or less by the policy Gender  +, Race  +, Religious belief  +
Purpose of the policy being assessed To ensure that the Counselling Service rec To ensure that the Counselling Service recruits and selects the best candidates for the role by a fair and equable process. The policy has been developed and is implemented by the Counselling Service Core Team and has been designed to match those policies, practices and procedures developed for recruitment and selection of paid staff by HRD. The policy affects all applicants (and potential applicants) for a place on the Associate Counsellor Scheme, all clients (and potential clients) of the Service, the Core Team and University employees. e, the Core Team and University employees.
Recommendations 1) Equal Opp's monitoring will be carried out routinely 2) An ACS audit will be repeated periodically
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