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What is the Disability Confident Scheme?

Launched in July 2016, the Disability Confident Scheme replaces and builds upon the work of the ‘Two Ticks – positive about disability’ scheme. The Disability Confident Scheme aims to help organisations successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with health conditions.

Goldsmiths is an accredited Disability Confident Employer.  We are committed to the aims of Disability Confident and in particular we will:

  • Ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible.
  • Communicate and promote all vacancies.
  • Offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.
  • Provide reasonable adjustments as required.
  • Support any existing staff member who acquires long-term health condition or becomes disabled, to help them to stay in work.

As part of our commitment, we ask all job applicants if they want to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. 

If you are disabled and apply for a job under the scheme, the recruitment panel will guarantee you an interview if they feel that your application meets all of the essential criteria for the role.

Please note, that by opting-in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you are disabled solely for the purpose of applying for a guaranteed interview and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record that you are disabled in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed.

If you are invited to interview, and require reasonable adjustments to be made for your interview. Please let us know what adjustments you need, when you accept the invitation.

Further information about the Disability Confident Scheme can be found on the Disability Confident Website

For more information about Goldsmiths’ proactive work to advance equality and celebrate diversity please see our Equality & Diversity webpage