Disability access and support

The Disability Confident Scheme

The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

Through Disability Confident, thousands of employers are:

  • challenging attitudes towards disability
  • increasing understanding of disability
  • removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
  • ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. To be recognised as ‘Disability Confident’ the University must demonstrate commitments and identify actions that will make a difference for disabled people.

The commitments are:

  • inclusive and accessible recruitment
  • communicating vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people (if they meet the minimum criteria)
  • providing reasonable adjustments
  • supporting existing employees

The commitment to interview applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria – (the Essential elements of the person specification will be the benchmark for the minimum criteria) is on the understanding that the University will make any reasonable adjustment to help attendance at interview. To assist in this, applicants with a disability should complete the questions on disability in the Equal Opportunities monitoring form (page 6 of the application form) . Alternative formats are available. See the ‘Guidance Notes for Applicants’ on your job vacancy.

Mindful Employer
Mindful Employer

The Mindful Employer initiative is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health at work and providing support for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.
More information on the Mindful Employer website