Equal opportunities

Employers are bound by the Equality Act 2010 to treat disabled people fairly. But some choose to demonstrate that they are particularly positive about employing and retaining disabled people.  Some employers show this by applying to become a Disability Confident employer. This means the employer has made some specific commitments regarding the employment of disabled people.

As part of this, job applicants are guaranteed an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the job vacancy.  Employers using the disability confident symbol demonstrate that they have a positive attitude towards job applications from disabled people. Employers have to re-apply to become a Disability Confident employer every 12 months.

The council has an equal opportunities policy and are committed to the use of employment procedures and practices which do not discriminate on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.

The council will make reasonable adjustments to help disabled job applicants and employees. Please contact the Human Resources Team on (01394) 444229 or email hr@eastsuffolk.gov.uk if you have a disability or long term medical condition and would like to discuss any of the following:

    • You are unable to meet one or more of the selection criteria shown in the person specification because of your disability
    • You may need special arrangements to be made if you are invited for an interview
    • You can foresee a need for adjustments to the job or working arrangements.