Interested in working for us and want to know what it's like? We asked some of our colleagues to share their experiences.
Luke Evason-Browning is a Policy and Communications Coordinator at the Anti-Bullying Alliance. He joined NCB in June 2021, having previously worked for the Richmond Community Drug and Alcohol Service. When he's not working, he can more than likely be found climbing somewhere – be that at his local indoor climbing gym, or a Cornish quarry.
I was attracted to working at NCB by its mission of building a better childhood for every child – with a specific interest in the work of my team, the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
In my day-to-day work, I am very excited by opportunities that NCB offers to grow. Due to the number of teams in NCB with different focuses – ranging from the Council for Disabled Children to the Childhood Bereavement Network – there are always chances for shared knowledge and learning.
I am currently the co-chair for the NCB Staff Disability & Neurodiversity Network – a network which the organisation fully supports. I have verbal dyspraxia and only have good things to say about working at NCB as someone who identifies as neurodivergent. I initially did not disclose my verbal dyspraxia when applying out of concern it would hinder me professionally – but have since made my disclosure on account of how supported I feel in the workplace.
I recently moved upwards in my team from the role of Project Assistant to Policy & Communications Coordinator – something that would not have been possible without my wonderful team purposefully upskilling me and encouraging my career development.
Joe Fautley is a Project Assistant in the Health team at the Council for Disabled Children. He joined NCB in September 2021 and when not working Joe enjoys visiting theme parks and places of nature.
NCB is a Disability Confident Employer which is really important because it shows to potential candidates that NCB are committed to recruiting candidates who identify as disabled or neurodiverse and supporting them throughout their career.
Being Disability Confident also demonstrates that NCB are passionate about making the most of the many positive strengths, skills and talents that disabled and/or neurodiverse staff bring to the workplace.
I'm an Autistic person myself and I really enjoy working at NCB because colleagues provide adjustments and excellent support which has enabled me to feel confident in being open about my Autism in the workplace.
I also co-lead with another colleague a dedicated staff network for colleagues across NCB who are disabled and/or neurodiverse, in which we can support each other, share experiences and influence positive change by suggesting ways to develop the workplace for disability and neurodiversity.