Our Commitment to You – Disability
Let ability shine
The RD&E wants all staff to be able to work to the best of their ability and skill within their role, to contribute to the excellent services provided.
Investing in adjustments
We have made significant investments in reasonable adjustments to make sure all staff with a disability (whether physical or mental) can work to their full potential and develop their skills.
Human Resources specialists work with staff and their managers to help find reasonable adjustments that can benefit all. Each staff member is treated individually, case by case.
Changes to the workplace can include:
- Adjusting furniture
- Working environment
- Altering working hours
- Additional training
- Providing specialist equipment
- Modifying equipment
- Additional support
As users of the disability confident scheme, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.
We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need.
The RD&E has an Occupational Health Service available to staff to help support them in the workplace. Staff can refer themselves for confidential assessment and advice.
The Trust will also do its best to provide mentors or buddies to any staff with a disability, to provide advice, friendship and help in the workplace.
Fairness, dignity, equality and respect are all basic human rights, so we cannot afford anything less than zero tolerance if ever they are breached.