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Disability Confident - Committed Accreditation

Disability confident committed

In England 17.7% of the population are disabled and employment of disabled people is 53% compared to 82% for non-disabled people. In Teignbridge we have around 18.6% of our residents with a disability (ONS 2021 Census).

We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive organisation. We are proud to have signed the Government’s Disability Confident Level 1 charter.

We provide reasonable adjustments for applicants and staff who have a long term health condition or develop one during their employment. We work closely with our Occupational Health Provider and the Government’s Access to Work scheme.

If you are disabled and apply for a job, you are now guaranteed an interview if you meet all the essential criteria and are not asking for a reasonable adjustment we cannot meet.

What are the reasonable adjustments can you not meet at present?

Like other organisations we have several sites which we operate from and vehicles we use which we cannot modify further. Some of our IT systems unfortunately are also not compatible with assistive technology.

What adjustments that can be made to support you throughout the recruitment process and beyond?

The list below is not exhaustive and if there are any additional reasonable adjustments that would be of support to you during our recruitment process, please email hr@teignbridge.gov.uk, who will try to accommodate your request as far as is practicable. If you do not wish for the recruiting panel to be made aware of your request, this will be handled confidentially as far as is feasibly possible.  Examples of reasonable adjustments:

  • Ensuring the interview location is access friendly (e.g. on the ground floor).
  • Giving more time to a candidate with dyslexia to do any written assessment as part of the interview process.
  • Reducing noise disruption or ensuring there is an induction loop for an interview for any deaf or hard of hearing candidates.
  • Those in the early stages of pregnancy may benefit from a specific interview time in case of morning sickness/fatigue.
  • Similarly, those with disabilities may wish to request a morning or afternoon interview to take into account the symptoms of their disability (e.g. fatigue and concentration).

These are just a small number of adjustments that we can make to ensure you feel fully supported during the recruitment process, particularly in the interview setting.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 10 July 2024