Reasonable adjustments are disability-related requests. These are for candidates who can demonstrate that they have any form of disability, as defined by the Equality Act 2010. This includes candidates with a neurodiversity condition such as dyslexia.
Accommodations are non-disability-related requests. Candidates with conditions that fall outside of the Equality Act 2010 definition of disability, eg conditions that are short-term and/or do not have a substantial adverse effect on the candidate’s day-to-day activities, may be eligible to apply for an accommodation
We are able to approve reasonable adjustments or accommodations at our assessment centres and interviews for candidates that can provide suitable evidence.
It is important that applicants consider if they would like to request arrangements that will assist them in completing elements of the recruitment process. This could be in relation to disability, neurodiversity, pregnancy, menopause, injury, religion or belief etc.
All adjustments/accommodations will be considered on an individual basis, based on your circumstances and the evidence that you provide. Adjustments/accommodations can be offered to support a range of individual circumstances. Examples of arrangements that can be provided may include:
interviews being conducted in ground floor rooms only,
allowances for individuals who are pregnant to remain in recruitment pools until they feel able to continue in the recruitment process (operational roles),
additional time being provided to individuals with dyslexia.
If you would like to request arrangements for support or further information, please contact our HR Recruitment Team. The closing date for applying for a reasonable adjustment or accommodation is the closing date for your job application or for internal candidates taking examinations, the closing date for registration of your particular exam. Any requests submitted after this date cannot be guaranteed to be processed and be put in place.
Any contact or information requests received relating to reasonable adjustments and accommodations will be treated with the upmost confidence.
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