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Applicants with disabilities

All vacancies at Dudley Council display the ‘two ticks’ symbol indicating we are Positive About Disabled People. This demonstrates we are committed to make certain positive contributions regarding the employment, retention, training and development of disabled people.

We guarantee that if a disabled candidate meets the person specification they will be offered an interview and will be considered on their abilities. By displaying this symbol we show, when recruiting, we consider whether the person has the ability to do the job and what reasonable adjustments will need to be made to enable them to do the job.

We are also committed to providing current disabled employees with the opportunity to develop and use their abilities and to make every effort to make sure that the disabled person stays in their employment.

Disability under the Equality Act 2010 is defined as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on a person’s ability to do normal daily activities:

  • ‘substantial’ is more than minor or trivial - e.g. it takes much longer than it usually would to complete a daily task like getting dressed

  • ‘long-term’ means 12 months or more - e.g. a breathing condition that develops as a result of a lung infection

There are special rules about recurring or fluctuating conditions, for example, arthritis. For further advice, please contact Job Centre Plus.