Disability Confident Scheme 

Disability Confident logoThe University of Essex is proud to be part of the Disability Confident scheme and is committed to supporting diversity and equality, representative of our inclusive community. As a leading employer, we’re committed to hiring more people who are disabled to help us transform our culture, customer relations and performance.

The Disability Confident Scheme aims to:

  • challenge attitudes towards disability
  • increase understanding of disability
  • remove barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions in employment
  • ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations

The scheme

The Disability Confident Employer scheme is a Department of Work and Pensions scheme based in the UK which helps organisations to think differently about disability in relation to employment, retention, training and career development.

Why Essex is part of the scheme

Our University is required by law not to discriminate on the grounds of disability, and this scheme is an extension of the University's legal duties.

Recruiting staff

You should be aware of your responsibilities you have when recruiting applicants who have a disability. Please read our Recruiting Applicants with a Disability guidance (.pdf). If you have any questions please get in touch with your HR contact

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