Recruitment guidance for disabled applicants

Warwick District Council is committed to a positive approach with regard to the recruitment of individuals who have a disability. The definition used to define a disability is as stated in the Equality Act 2010 "a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day to day activities".

The Council is focused on equality of opportunity and recognising the diverse needs of both employees and people in the community. The Council has a comprehensive Equality and Diversity Policy and is also a Disability Confident Employer. This accreditation recognises our challenging attitudes towards disability, removing barriers and ensuring that disabled people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Guaranteed interview scheme

As part of the commitment to meeting individual needs, Warwick District Council actively encourages applications from suitably qualified disabled people.

All applicants with a disability who demonstrate in their application that they meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy will be interviewed for the post and will be considered on their abilities.

Completing the application

The information you provide in your application will be used to determine whether you meet the essential requirements for the post, as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification. It is therefore essential to ensure your application form details how you meet the role requirements. The 'Guidance Notes for Job Applicants' provides further information to assist you.

If your disability makes it difficult for you to complete your application, please contact HR Support to discuss the most suitable alternative method for you to complete the application information.

This may be by providing a recording of your application form or asking someone else to complete the form on your behalf. If you have asked someone else to complete the application form on your behalf, please state this in your application form under 'Section Four - Relevant Skills, Experience and Abilities'.

The interview process

If you are invited to attend for interview and have any special requirements, please ensure you provide information relating to this in your application form. If further clarification is required, we will contact you prior to interview to confirm your specific needs.

Support for successful applicants

If you are successful in securing a post at Warwick District Council, you will be contacted before staring our employment to discuss any special requirements you may have. We will work with you to meet your specific needs.

You will be consulted about which colleagues, if appropriate, should be made aware of your disability in order to ensure your safety whilst at work. We will respect your judgement and wishes.

If you have any questions once you have secured employment with Warwick District Council, your Manager or a member of HR will work with you to provide support and assistance.

Health Adjustment Passport

Warwick District Council supports the use of the Health Adjustment Passport scheme enabling successful applicants to identify what support and reasonable adjustments they may need in work.

We encourage successful applicants to download and complete the form and send to our Occupational Health provider on receipt of an offer of employment.