Positive about disability

If you consider yourself a disabled person and would like us to take this into account, please indicate this on the application form. The council is a disability symbol user and positively welcomes applications from disabled people.

The symbol is awarded by the Jobcentre Plus to recognise employers who have agreed to meet five commitments regarding the recruitment, employment, and retention and career development of disabled people.

Examples of a disability may include:

  • mobility difficulties
  • a sensory impairment such as sight or hearing loss
  • a progressive condition such as arthritis or MS
  • a mental health difficulty such as long-term depression
  • a learning difficulty like dyslexia

Epilepsy, diabetes and asthma are also defined as disabilities under the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act. We will offer every disabled job applicant an interview provided they meet the essential criteria for the post.

When applying for a job, you can request key information in Braille, large print, on tape or a BSL Interpreter to support you at interview.

Please let us know if you need additional assistance from us in order to complete the application form or prior to attending the selection process (for example, large print, sign language interpreter, wheelchair access). If you are successful in being short-listed for interview you will be asked in writing whether there is any specific assistance you require.