Stratford District Council awarded Disability Confident Employer status

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Stratford-on-Avon District Council has been awarded the Disability Confident Employer standard.

To achieve this standard the District Council has shown a commitment to support and promote disabled people in the workplace.

This includes:

  • Ensuring our recruitment process is free from discrimination and available through a range of channels
  • Making job advertisements accessible including providing information in accessible formats if required
  • Offering an interview to those candidates who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role (detailed in the job description)
  • Making reasonable adjustments as required.

Cllr Stephen Thirlwell, Deputy Leader says: “The District Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities and we are proud to have been recognised as a Disability Confident Employer.  Disabled people can face many challenges getting and keeping a job, we hope local employers will take up a similar initiative.”