The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as a ‘physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities’. It includes a range of physical and mental impairments and conditions which affect many people in the population. A full explanation can be found at https://www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010
We aim to ensure that the Community, the workforce and potential applicants for posts are aware of our commitment to ensuring disabled people are given equal opportunities in the recruitment process, and where necessary positive action taken to support disabled people.
Applications are encouraged from disabled people and we will make every effort to accommodate people’s needs in taking part in the recruitment process and in taking up an employment position.
We have five commitments, and these are:
These commitments form the basis for further development of good practice within the Council.
We will seek to ensure good practice in the following areas:
We want to make sure we meet the needs of disabled applicants wherever possible. Please let the Recruitment Team know if you would find any of the following helpful:
When you apply for a post, the Service Area concerned would also like to know if you want any particular arrangements made for interview (for example British Sign Language interpretation or access details for the venue). A visit to the workplace prior to interview can be arranged for you to identify any particular requirements you may have. This will enable consideration to be given to means of meeting those requirements. You can provide details on the application form, in a separate letter or contact the department directly by 'phone' if invited to interview.