Equality and Diversity - We embrace diversity

This helps us to attract, retain and develop employees, whilst developing a creative and innovative culture and working environment.

We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to a particular role. Recruitment will be based solely on the basis of the applicant’s abilities and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role. Qualifications, experience and skills will be assessed at the level that is relevant to the job. The NPA is committed to applying its equality and diversity policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Short-listing, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age or trade union membership. The NPA welcomes applications for employment from ex-offenders. These applications will be considered subject to the relevance and nature of the offending background to the position the candidate has applied for.

Any candidate with a disability will not be excluded unless it is clear that the candidate does not meet the minimum criteria outlined in the advertisement and job role profile. Reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process will be made to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged because of his/her disability (a number of disability provisions exist).

To help us confirm that our policy is working, during the application process you will be asked to tell us about your ethnic origin and any disability you may have (answering these questions is optional).