We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. As part of this commitment we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for.
Guaranteed interview scheme
What we mean by disability
The Equalities Act 2010 defines a disabled person as ‘someone who has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect (more than 12 months) on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’.
We also support the social definition, which defines disability as ‘the loss or limitation of opportunities that prevent people who have impairments from taking part in the life of the community on an equal level with others due to physical and social barriers’.
We use our recruitment monitoring questionnaire to identify candidates who have declared a disability and so can be considered for this scheme. This questionnaire is filled out when you apply for a job with us, and is separate from your application form – it will not be shared with the people who interview you.
What we mean by minimum criteria
The minimum criteria are outlined in the person specification for each role. These criteria are the 'technical requirements' and 'behavioural competencies' that the job holder will need to demonstrate they have, through their application form.
Disabled candidates who show an acceptable performance against these requirements and competencies will be guaranteed an interview.