Bedford Borough Council is committed to improving employment opportunities and career development for disabled people, and in recognition of this, has been certified as a Level 2 Disability Confident employer.
As a Disability Confident employer we have committed to undertake these core actions:
- Actively looking to attract and retain disabled people
- Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
- Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for a job
- Flexibility when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
- Proactively offering and making reasonable adjustments as required
- Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
- Ensuring employees have appropriate disability equality awareness
- Promoting a culture of being disability confident
- Supporting employees to manage their disabilities or health conditions
- Ensuring managers are aware of how they can support staff who are sick or absent from work
- Valuing and listening to feedback from disabled people
Definition of disability
You are disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
- you must have an impairment that is either physical or mental
- the impairment must have adverse effects that are substantial
- substantial adverse effects must be long term, for example it takes much longer than it usually would to complete a daily task like getting dressed
- long-term substantial adverse effects must be effects on normal day-to-day activities such as a breathing condition that develops as a result of a lung infection
We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post, and consider them on ability.
If you consider that you have a disability as defined above, please complete the appropriate section of the application form.
A false declaration of disability to obtain an interview will invalidate any contract of employment.