Disability and Employment
We are committed to:
- achieving a workforce that is representative of the
community we serve;
- increasing, retaining and developing the number of disabled
people we employ;
- promoting the social model of disability, so that there is an
attitudinal and cultural change regarding disability.
What can I expect as a disabled job applicant?
We are recognised by Jobcentre Plus as meeting the requirements
of their Positive About Disabled People campaign, having made the
following additional commitments:
- to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum
criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their
to ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time
but at least once a year, with disabled employees, what both
parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use
- to make every effort when employees become disabled to make
sure they stay in employment
- to take action to ensure that all employees develop the
appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make sure these
- to review these commitments each year and assess what has been
achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and
Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans
Furthermore, if you are disabled and you are short-listed for an
interview with us you will also be entitled to:
- a pre-interview visit to the workplace; and
- reasonable adjustments enabling you to fully participate at the
What can I expect if I work for the Council?
If you are disabled and start working with us, or if you are
already working with us and become disabled, you can expect
reasonable adjustments to ensure that you can carry out your role.
This may include referral to Jobcentre Plus's
Access to Work scheme.
Read about one disabled employee's personal experience
of working for us.