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Inclusive Workplace Award - 'Committed to Supported Employment'

Information Services are awarded the Scottish Union of Supported Employment Inclusive Workplace award.

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Gavin McLachlan accepting the SUSE Inclusive Workplace Award on behalf of Information Services.

This year Information Services was awarded the SUSE (Scottish Union of Supported Employment) Inclusive Workplace award. Gavin McLachlan, Chief Information Officer and Librarian to the University, was presented with the award at the SUSE annual conference on 5th December by MSP Jamie Hepburn – the Minister for Employability and Training.

This is a new award, which requires workplaces to undertake a written assessment on their support, procedures and policies regarding disabled staff (recruitment, promotion, reasonable adjustments etc.) In addition, seven training sessions were provided by Enable on disability awareness focusing on autism spectrum conditions and learning disabilities.  The only other winners of this award were IKEA who have been involved in the field of supported employment for a number of years.