Any personal data about your disability supplied will be used to guarantee you an interview if you meet the minimum essential requirements. Candidates with disabilities will automatically be put forward to the interview stage provided they satisfy the minimum essential criteria and have requested a guaranteed interview. The information provided on this form will be held securely and confidentially as part of your personal data on the HR system, in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. Access to this information is restricted to those who need to access it and is used for monitoring purposes which does not identify individuals. Any false declarations made to obtain an interview will be treated as a serious disciplinary matter and may invalidate the posting.
*The Equality Act (‘the Act’) 2010 definition
A person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
The definition requires that the effects that an individual may experience arise from a physical or mental impairment. Physical impairment includes sensory impairments, such as those that affect sight or hearing. Mental impairment includes a range of impairments relating to mental functioning, including what are often known as learning disabilities and other clinically recognised mental illnesses.
This means the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 months or the rest of the person’s life.
Substantial adverse effect
This means that the disability must be more than trivial or minor. An impairment which consists of a severe disfigurement is treated as having a substantial adverse effect on the ability of the person concerned to carry out normal day-today activities. This means that the disability must be more than trivial or minor. An impairment which consists of a severe disfigurement is treated as having a substantial adverse effect on the ability of the person concerned to carry out normal day-today activities.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all candidates during the selection process, to enable us to select staff from a diverse pool of talent. Part of that commitment is that we guarantee an interview to any candidate who has a disability, as defined by the Equality Act 2010*, and declares their disability in their application, provided that they meet the minimum (essential eligibility) criteria for the post(s) in question, as set out in the job advertisement.