Welcome to the Reading Ethical Recruitment Charter

Making Reading a better place to work

Back in January 2019, and following numerous reports of job-applicants abuse, Reading Borough Council has decided to not only tackle any form of wrongdoing but also to promote and encourage ethical recruitment practices. With the support of Ethical Reading, it has initiated the launch of an ethical recruitment initiative based on a dedicated charter and breach monitoring system.

The objectives

The council was keen to provide a community-anchored deterrent for job-applicant abuse and exploitation and to promote ethical recruitment practices. This is a perfect fit with Ethical Reading’s ambition to make Reading a better place to live and work and our aims to inspire, educate and collaborate.

Together we’re now offering local businesses the opportunity to declare their commitment to ethical recruitment practices by signing up to the Reading Ethical Recruitment Charter and providing guidance to ensure they walk the talk.

Job applicants can report breaches of the Charter by organisation that have signed up to it, helping to hold them to account. 

The Three Pillars of Ethical Recruitment

Discover our three pillars of Ethical Recruitment, detailing the commitments undertaken by our members.

We are an organisation...

As an organisation based in Reading or the surrounding area, you can sign up to the charter here.

I am an individual...

As an individual, you can report a breach of the Charter by an organisation that has signed up.

Who has signed up?

Below you can see a list of the businesses that have signed up to the Reading Ethical Recruitment Charter.

KAYA Wellbeing Index



25, Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead, SL6 5DJ



Recruitment technology

64, High Street,, Elthorne Gate,, Pinner,, HA5 5QA

Grant Thornton UK LLP



30 Finsbury Square, London, London, EC2A 1AG

Gravity Personnel


Industrial, Commercial and Engineering

1-3, Greyfriars Road, Reading, RG1 1NU

Wild Squirrel Recruitment Ltd

Marketing & Advertising

C/0 Bury Lodge, Bury Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1JA

Profectus Group Ltd


33/34, Market Place, Reading, RG1 2DE

Rapid Personnel Ltd

Industrial Recruitment

Recruitment and Employment Confederation

Rapid Personnel Ltd, Alma Street, Oxford Road, READING, RG30 1JS

Trelowen Mor Ltd (t/a The Castle Tap)


British Beer and Pub Association

The Castle Tap, 120, Castle Street, Reading, RG1 7RJ

Education Business Partnership


Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR

Style Nation By Kimmy Ltd

Hair Salon

304, Oxford Road, Berkshire, Reading, RG30 1AD

EllisKnight International Recruitment


7 Horseshoe Park, Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 7JW

Stowe Family Law LLP


Solicitors Regulatory Authority

One Valpy, 20 Valpy St, Reading, RG1 1AF

Page Group


Business Services

B2, Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 1AX

VeryHR Ltd

Human Resources and Training


Work.life, 33 King's road, VeryHR, 33 King's road, Reading, RG1 3AU

Margaret & Associates International Limited


Human Resources development

5, Southcote Road, Reading, RG30 2AD

WorkInConfidence Limited


Suite 601 Fountain House, 2 Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7QE

Holy Brook Associates


Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Spaces Reading, 9 Greyfriars Rd,, Reading, RG1 1NU

Idio Web Services


23 Park Cottage Drive, Titchfield Park, Fareham, PO15 5JD

The Affable Design Company

Product design

66 Oakley Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7RN

Reading Association for the Blind


Walford Hall, Carey Street, Reading, RG1 7JS