After many years as a “Two Ticks” employer, the university has moved to adopt Disability Confident, a new government scheme to support equality and diversity in our staff recruitment practices. This move enables our on-going commitment to employing people with disabilities and health conditions, as well as ensuring every possible opportunity to progress at the university.
Disability Confident is a voluntary scheme, which has been developed in partnership with disabled people’s representatives. It is a Jobcentre Plus initiative for employers who are taking action to meet commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of employees with disabilities. These commitments are integral to the university’s strategy promise: enabling our staff and liberating talent.
As a Disability Confident employer we:
- undertake the Disability Confident self-assessment
- take all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer
- offer at least one activity to get the right people for our business and at least one activity to keep and develop our people.
What do we mean by disability?
Under the Equality Act 2010, disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.
As under the “Two Ticks” scheme, we offer our assurance that, should applicants with disabilities meet the minimum criteria for a post, they will be shortlisted for the post and given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.