Disability Confident Scheme

The Constabulary has been awarded the Disability Confident employer status “Committed”, which is the first of three levels. The subsequent levels are Disability Confident Employer, and Disability Confident Leader.

As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we have committed to:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies:
  • Offer an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as require
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

DCC Janette McCormick said: “The Constabulary is absolutely committed to ensuring it has a workforce that is reflective of communities and is able to recruit the best skills. Only by having transparent processes that are open and accessible to all will we make sure we achieve this to keep Cheshire residents safe.”

Nicola Bailey, head of HR, said: “We are constantly looking for ways to improve our recruitment and promotion process to give all candidates and staff the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability. By signing up to the Disability Confident guidelines, we can ensure we not only meet but exceed national standards and commit to becoming an accessible employer.”

Being awarded this status enables Cheshire Constabulary to use Positive Action in job adverts by displaying the Disability Confident symbol on any advertsing to show that we encourage applications from disabled people and that we are committed to employing disabled people.