Disability Confident Committed (Level 1)

September 20th, 2018

The University of Nottingham has become a registered Disability Confident employer.

Disability Confident is a voluntary government scheme designed to support employers recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent.

We are committed to the aims of Disability Confident and to supporting and encouraging employee diversity. In particular, our commitment to the Disability Confident scheme means that we will:

  • Ensure that our recruitment processes are inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate our vacancies through a range of different channels
  • Offer an interview to applicants with a disability who meet the minimum essential requirements of the role (as detailed within the role profile)
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as and when required
  • Provide support to any existing employee who acquires a disability of long-term health condition

Please note that there have been some minor changes made to the Vacancy Manager on-line recruitment system, which include:

  • As part of our commitment to Disability Confident, if an applicant declares that they have a disability as defined by the Equality Act (within the equal opportunities section of the application form) they are also now asked if they wish to be considered under this scheme. By opting-in to this scheme, applicants will be disclosing that they have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee. We will not assume nor infer that an applicant wishes to disclose or record their disability in any other way.
  • If an applicant declares that they have a disability (and opt-in to the Disability Confident Scheme) and they meet the minimum, essential criteria for the role they will automatically be shortlisted for interview by the system.

Further details on the ways in which we support staff with a disability are available on the Equality and Diversity webpages.

Find out more about the University’s broader commitment to Equality and Diversity by accessing our Institutional Equality Objectives.

If you have any questions regarding these changes please contact a member of the recruitment team at hr@nottingham.ac.uk.

The Vacancy Manager system has been thoroughly tested, so it is unlikely that you will experience any system issues, but should you notice any problems following launch, then please contact a member of the HR systems team on br-hr-mis@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk.

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