New Event - Disability and Senior Civil Service Recruitment

The Commission is running an online open event on 7 October 2020 aimed specifically at candidates for senior roles in the Civil Service who have a disability.

Last year, 6% of applicants reported having a disability in recruitment competitions chaired by Commissioners, although it is estimated that 18% of the working-age population in Britain are disabled as defined as by the Equality Act 2010. 

The Commission is keen to use its influence to attract more disabled candidates to apply for senior Civil Service roles and has been working with an associate adviser, John Knight, to support its work in this area.

At the online event, Commissioners Jan Cameron and June Milligan will cover a range of topics of relevance to candidates for senior roles who have a disability:

  • What to expect from a recruitment process chaired by a Commissioner
  • What you can ask for as a candidate with a disability
  • Top tips from Commissioners
  • Disability Confident Scheme (GIS)
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Q and A throughout via Slido

This event is being held from 15:00 – 16:30 on 7 October 2020. For more information and to register to attend, please click here.

Please share this event with colleagues inside and outside the Civil Service who may be interested in attending.

The Commission will also be publishing blogs from senior leaders in the Civil Service who have a disability. Click here to read the first blog in the series.

Richard Webb
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