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Does your business have job vacancies to fill? Breaking Barriers could be right for you

Inclusive Employability Scheme from Social Enterprise Kent

Overview of this scheme 

Breaking Barriers focuses on inclusive employment practises working with both job seekers
and organisations. It will explore barriers that people from marginalised/minority groups may
face when accessing work and what organisations can do to welcome a diverse workforce
that is representative of their community.

Breaking Barriers will: 

  • Support 100 job seekers
  • Work with 60 organisations in Canterbury, Folkestone and Thanet
  • Run for 6 months
  • Provide research from the project, which will be used to inform future local and national
    employment support programmes

As the project lead, Social Enterprise Kent will be working in partnership with a number of organisations across
East Kent to deliver a high-quality programme focused on equality, diversity and inclusivity.

Participating Organisations will:

  • Receive a detailed recommendation report following a free Equality,
    Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) review with one of our trained members of
  • Be invited to attend an EDI training course with two highly skilled and
    experienced business consultants
  • Have the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £1000 to support the
    implementation of their report recommendations
  • Have access to further training to help businesses explore EDI at a greater
    depth and roll out the training to the wider staff team
  • Access to our market research and best practise toolkit
  • Be invited to attend one of our best practise/sharing events in May or June

To apply, organisations must be:

  • A small or medium-size business based in Folkestone, Canterbury, or
  • Willing to participate in the EDI review and complete the EDI training

To get involved as either an organisation or a job seeker, email Jess Bartindale,
Employability Project Manager or call 07718 975721

In addition, for further information, you can download the following leaflets:

Breaking Barriers – Employers Leaflet          Breaking Barriers – Job Seekers Leaflet

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Further information