Positive about Disability
Jobcentre Plus awards the 'two ticks' symbol to employers who demonstrate they are positive about disabled people.
Hampshire County Councils continues to be approved to use the 'two ticks' symbol because of our positive policies on recruitment and retention. Approval under the two ticks scheme has meant Hampshire County Council has signed up and can demonstrate commitment covering five main areas:
development of disabled staff
retention of staff who become disabled
ensuring all staff help to make the commitments work
annually reviewing and improving our commitments.
Displaying the 'two ticks' symbol shows that we are serious about providing employment opportunities for disabled people. It makes it clear to potential disabled job applicants that we welcome their applications and will focus on their abilities. It also shows that we acknowledge and value the contribution of disabled people.
Further information can either be found by contacting us or visiting our information pages on the two ticks scheme
As a an organisation accredited under the ‘two ticks’ scheme, we offer a guaranteed interview to any disabled person who applies for a position and meets the minimum criteria.
Making an Application
For us to assess your access to a guaranteed interview under the ‘two ticks’ scheme you will need to ensure we have certain information:
on the application form you will be asked to declare whether you have a disability
you should fully read the role profile and person specification and ensure that you provide us with clear evidence of how you meet the essential criteria
We also aim to ensure that our recruitment process is flexible and supportive to all individual needs, so please ask a member of our Resourcing Team on 01962 813951 or on 0808 1002484 if you are a textphone user.
Attending an interview
If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments: we will make these wherever possible and examples could include:
Ensuring that the interview is held in an accessible room or building
Arranging for assistance with communication at interview
Before any interview, we will let you know in advance:
The location, date and time of the selection process.
The way we will conduct the selection process, e.g. use of tests, presentations, group discussions. This will give you a chance to contact us to discuss any adjustments or assistance.
Access to Work
Access to Work is a scheme run by Jobcentre Plus that assists disabled people to obtain and remain in employment.
The scheme provides grants for equipment and services that help employers overcome some of the practical obstacles that arise when employing disabled people.
It can be used to provide assistance at interview, to help with reasonable adjustments once a disabled person has secured employment and to make adjustments when an existing employee becomes disabled.
For further information see the Access to Work pages on the Jobcentre Plus website.