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Disability Confident

The Civil Service wants to encourage disabled people to apply for jobs and give them an opportunity to show their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage.

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What is it?

The Civil Service runs a Disability Confident Scheme, offering an interview to a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum selection criteria for the job.

This does not mean that all disabled people are entitled to an interview. They must meet the minimum criteria (for example, sometimes shown as desirable skills) for a job as defined by the employer.

The aim of this commitment is to encourage positive action, encouraging disabled people to apply for jobs and provide an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities at the interview stage.

Am I Eligible?

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you must have:

  • a physical or mental impairment, or a long-term health condition which has a substantial and long-term (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • demonstrated in your application and testing stages that you meet the minimum job criteria as set out in the advert or person specification for the post

More about the Disability Confident Scheme

The Disability Confident Scheme website explains how the scheme helps organisations recruit and retain great people.

Do you know about Civil Service employee benefits?

A work-life balance is key for us all. We offer a wide range of benefits, with you, your family, and your future in mind. Our annual leave and pension schemes are very competitive and we offer flexible working wherever we can.

Reasonable Adjustments

We want to support you if you need an adjustment during the recruitment process.
If you are offered a job, you can also discuss ongoing adjustments before starting work.