Positive about disabled people
Daventry District Council is committed to promoting the opportunities of people with disabilities, in keeping with its Corporate Equality Scheme.
The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as:
‘a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’
Our commitments towards promoting equality of opportunity for disabled people through the recruitment process and employment are:
Getting the right people for our business
- Actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people.
- Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process.
- Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.
- Flexible when assessing people so disabled applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate they can do the job.
- Making reasonable adjustments as required.
- Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident.
- Ensuring employees have sufficient disability equality awareness.
Keeping and Developing our people:
- Promoting a culture of being Disability Confident.
- Supporting employees to manage their disabilities or health concerns.
- Ensuring there are no barriers to the development and progression of disabled employees.
- Ensuring managers are aware of how they can support employees who are sick or absent from work.
- Valuing and listening to feedback from disabled employees.
- Reviewing our Disability Confident employer self-assessment.