Our diverse and inclusive culture.
We value the wealth of knowledge, skills and experience a diverse workforce brings to our business, and believe our services are richer for it. It’s why we employ a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. It allows us to harness the different skills, expertise and lived experiences of our colleagues so that we can improve as an organisation and serve our people and the public better.
Our commitment to inclusive recruitment.
As an equal opportunity employer and Disability Confident Leader, we strive to make sure our recruitment process is fair, inclusive and accessible to all.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
As part of the commitment to Disability Confident, Maximus will interview any individual who advises that they have a disability, have told us that they would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme at application, and meet the essential criteria of the role for which they have applied.
Reasonable Adjustments During Interviews
If you have a disability or long-term condition (for example dyslexia, anxiety, autism, a mobility condition or hearing loss) and need us to make any reasonable adjustments, changes or do anything differently during the recruitment process, please let us know. Contact the relevant recruitment team or call our recruitment Hotline on 0113 426 7101.
Our Hiring Managers are 'Licenced to Recruit'
Our hiring managers receive extensive training on inclusive recruitment so that the recruitment process is as inclusive as possible and hiring decisions are free from bias.
All interviews are conducted by managers that have completed this training and have obtained a ‘Licence to Recruit’ certificate.
Our colleague networks.
Driving forward diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is an ongoing journey. To help us, we have six colleague-led networks that represent our diverse workforce, help us implement our DEI strategy by serving on our DEI Board. They hold us to account as an organisation and help shape our DEI agenda so that everyone has equitable access to opportunities for career development without fear of discrimination.
MaxAbility is a supportive and inspiring network for anyone who is passionate about disability and mental health. We aim to improve the experience of disabled people working at Maximus by encouraging disabled colleagues to come forward and share their experiences – whether challenges and barriers or success to be celebrated. We champion and celebrate disability, and provide guidance to the business by promoting disability awareness and best practice.
MaxPride is a network for colleagues of the LGBTQ+ community, allies, and those interested in finding out more about the challenges the LGBTQ+ community face so that we can drive change and champion acceptance through allyship. The network encourages LGBTQ+ colleagues to be authentic in the workplace, irrespective of their gender identity and sexual orientation.
MaxWomen is an inspiring network that aims to empower and uplift female colleagues – no matter their background or position in the business.
MaxCultural promotes the development of all colleagues through engagement, mentorship, networking and cultural events that promotes awareness and conversation among the workforce to make a positive impact. We promote a zero-tolerance attitude to any type of racism, prejudice and discrimination of any kind in relation to someone's ethnicity, culture and partisanship and help foster an inclusive and collaborative workplace for all.
MaxFaith serves to connect people from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds and those without, with the goal of increasing employee engagement and promoting a better understanding. We are dedicated to championing faith inclusion and diversity, improving mutual respect, driving open communication and understanding between colleagues across the organisation. It's how we provide a platform for celebrating religious and spiritual diversity in the workplace to create an inclusive workplace culture for all.
MaxCarers represents all types of family caring situations with the aim of providing members with a safe space to come together and share experiences, provide support and affect change in relation to the challenges of balancing caring and work commitments. We aim to promote the role of carers and grow our carer and parent community so that we can support the business with developing family and carer-friendly policies and guidelines that are shaped by the feedback and experiences of carers within Maximus.