The home of inclusive recruitment
The problem is simple
BRIDGEOFHOPE.CAREERS literally bridges the gap between progressive companies seeking a more inclusive workforce, and work-ready people from diverse and currently untapped pools of talent.
If you're a job-seeker looking for an inclusive workplace ...
... as a Bridge of Hope candidate, you can review thousands of vacancies from dynamic employers who've committed themselves to inclusivity in the workplace. Start a meaningful new career with a business that's promised to look at you on your skills and experience, and nothing else. Read more about becoming a Bridge of Hope candidate.
If you're a progressive employer ...
... we can automatically and instantly post your vacancies to our site alongside some of the UK's biggest employers, and reach thousands of people from groups you've been having trouble reaching. Our site can help you recruit a more diverse workforce and put your corporate responsibility commitments into practice. Read more about how we work with employers.
And if you're trying to help marginalised people into work ...
... you can join dozens of major charities, like Walking With The Wounded and The Prince's Trust - as well as smaller organisations and universities - who have teamed up with us to showcase their overlooked talent and help their service users get into work. Find out more about being a referral partner.
Here's how it works
We've designed an interactive infographic to guide funders, employers and referral partners through what makes the Bridge of Hope different.
Why inclusive employment matters to us
BRIDGEOFHOPE.CAREERS is run by Prosper4 Group, a social enterprise. We were founded by people with lived experiences of marginalisation and discrimination in the workplace, which makes us passionate about what we do. Any profits we make from employer subscriptions to our careers portal are shared with the charities which sign up candidates to the portal and work with us as referral partners.
Before the pandemic struck, the UK was experiencing record-high employment figures, and recruiting thousands of people from overseas to fill vacancies. And yet, hundreds of thousands of people couldn't get meaningful work because of something in their identity or their history. Covid-19 has only made things worse for marginalised workers.
We know first-hand how soul-destroying it is to be unemployed. A sense of purpose, on the other hand - a meaningful job - is rocket fuel for self-worth. So we work to help anyone who finds themselves pushed to the margins of the job market because of (in no particular order) their:
- Race or ethnicity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Sex or gender identity
- Time out as a parent or carer
- Service in the military
- Previous homelessness
- Past history of addiction or mental ill-health
- Criminal record