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"York St John is
small enough to
big enough to
change and strive
for the best"
ensuring our success, and we constantly
challenge ourselves to do more to ensure
a truly inclusive work environment.
Importance of diversity
We are exceptionally proud that we
have been ranked in the Stonewall Top
100 Employers for three years running,
as well as being a Disability Confident
employer and MINDFUL EMPLOYER®.
Our LGBT, women's and disability staff
networks contribute to the achievement
of an enabling environment where
everyone feels welcome and where the
needs of individuals are recognised and
addressed. We openly acknowledge our
challenge to have a more ethnically diverse
community and are putting our energies
into identifying and removing the barriers
to increasing the number of BME staff.
Working in a university is exceptionally
rewarding, but with the increase in
marketisation and competition it has
also become an incredibly challenging
environment. High performance is
absolutely critical for York St John
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University's success and we need to
recruit and retain exceptional staff.
We are privileged to be based in a
beautiful, historic city and to have an
award-winning campus that provides
a wonderful working environment. We
build on this by providing a supportive
and developmental environment in
which staff can succeed. At York St John
University people come first. As we
look to the future, we strive to continue
providing a rewarding work experience
to which we attract and retain the best.
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