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Equality in recruitment

We want to make sure that everyone has equal access to our employment opportunities.

Monitoring information

When you apply for a job with us, we ask you to fill in a monitoring form that collects extra information about you.

The monitoring information is not seen at any stage by the recruiting manager or any member of the shortlisting team or interview panel. Your application will be assessed solely on your skills and ability to do the job. Completion of the form is optional; the information will be detached from your application and stored securely and confidentially.

Why do we collect this information?

Our human resources team collect monitoring information and use the data to identify trends in applications for jobs with us. This helps us to ensure the effectiveness of our recruitment and selection process, and improve our policies and practices. It also helps us to identify any issues that could prevent us from building a workforce that is representative of our local community. This is in line with legal requirements and government recommendations.

Any monitoring information that you provide is completely anonymous and will not be linked back to you. 

Help for applicants with disabilities

We are happy to provide assistance and reasonable adjustments to help applicants that consider themselves to have a disability

Alternative formats

Job descriptions, person specifications and application forms can be provided in an alternative format (such as large print). Please contact us to find out more.

Reasonable adjustments

If you consider yourself to have a disability and need us to make any reasonable adjustments as part of the selection process please let us know; we can give you the opportunity to visit an interview location in advance if you want to review physical access to the building.

Disability ConfidentDisability Confident 

Chesterfield Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer. This means that we are committed to meeting the needs of employees and job applicants with a disability or mental health condition.

We:

  • encourage applications from people with disabilities or a mental health condition
  • offer adjustments to make our application process accessible
  • won’t make any assumptions about a person’s ability to fulfil a role.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will also ensure that all applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and wish to have their application considered under a guaranteed interview scheme will be interviewed if they meet the minimum criteria for a post. If you would like your application to be assessed on this basis, you should complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form and submit with your application.

Contact us to find out more.


Last updated on 12 July 2018