Equalities and diversity

Equalities and diversity

Equal opportunities monitoring form

The information you supply in this form allows us to monitor our recruitment process to ensure no candidate is treated more or less favourably on the grounds of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, religion and belief, or sexual orientation. The data helps us to know if we are doing all we can to ensure appointment is on merit and create a workforce representative of the community.

Please be assured that this information is not seen by the panel short-listing for interview and will not be used in the selection decision.

Candidates with a disability

According to research, around 1 in 5 people are regarded to have a disability. Disability is defined under the Equality Act 2010 in a specific way. Under this act a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial (more than minor or trivial) and long-term (more than 12 months, rest of life, recurring condition) adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

The list of disabilities is not exhaustive or exclusive but examples include visual and hearing impairments, mobility difficulties, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and heart conditions. Mental health conditions and learning difficulties are also classed under the definition of disability.

If you have any doubts as to whether your condition is classed as a disability, you can obtain guidance from specialist websites such as:

Why should you tell us?

Disclosure of disability is a matter of personal choice.  However, informing us that you have a disability allows us to make reasonable adjustments for you at all stages of the recruitment process.

Under the national Disability 'Two Ticks' Symbol Scheme, the council is committed to arranging an interview for all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job. Please indicate if you are seeking an interview under this scheme. You may be receiving support from a disability agency/organisation such as Remploy or Shaw Trust. If you have already have been in contact with these agencies, you are asked to inform us on the application or supplementary information form.

This ensures that we continue your links with these organisations to enable them to help you. We have received recognition from Jobcentre Plus for our commitment as an employer towards the recruitment, employment, retention and development of applicants with a disability.  Jobcentre Plus provides a Disability Employment Advice service and will provide advice and support when requested. Telephone: (01302) 503503

Last updated: 08 December 2016 20:29:20