If you need to submit your application in a different format we would be pleased to help. You should contact the HR Unit for advice and assistance – telephone 01522 876243. Textphone users, please dial 18001 followed by 01522 876237 to use the RNID’s Typetalk Service.
Under the Equality Act (2010), Lincoln College has an obligation to ensure that:
Disabled People receive fair treatment throughout the recruitment and selection process and in their employment with Lincoln College.
Adjustments are made wherever reasonable to do so, to allow disabled applicants to compete to the best of their ability during the recruitment process and to assist them in their employment with the College.
The act defines a disabled person in the following way:
A disabled person is anyone who has or has had a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Impairment – a physical impairment includes sensory impairments, e. g blindness or deafness; mental impairment includes learning disabilities and any mental illness which is clinically well recognised.
Substantial – the impairment has to have more than a minor effect on the time it takes to carry out an activity or the manner in which an activity is carried out.
Long-term – the impairment must have lasted, or be expected to last, at least 12 months after the first occurrence.
Normal day-to-day activities – this covers manual dexterity, physical co-ordination, ability to lift or move everyday objects, speech, hearing, eyesight, memory or ability to learn, concentrate or understand, perception of risk.
Lincoln College is committed to fulfilling these obligations. In order to do this we will need to ask you questions about your disability at various stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please remember that although you are not obliged to tell us about your disability any details you provide will help us to help you demonstrate the extent of your skills and abilities. Any information you give us will be treated in the strictest confidence.
We have made a commitment to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and have adopted the Disability Services two-tick symbol – ‘positive about disabled people’.
This means that we have undertaken to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the essential shortlisting criteria for a job vacancy, and consider them on their abilities.
On Your Application Form
You are asked to state the nature of your disability and to give details of any requirements you may have to enable you to attend an interview.
This information is important because it helps us to make sure that you have every opportunity to demonstrate your true abilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.
At Your Interview
You may be asked questions about the impact of your disability on that particular job.
Asking about the effects of your disability is important because it helps us to establish what adjustments we may need to make to enable you, or to help you, to do that job.
These questions will normally be asked at the end of your formal interview questions.