We are an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities.
Disability confident employer
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. The criteria will be clearly outlined in the person specification for the job.
For further information, please visit: Guaranteed Interview scheme - Gov.uk
Staffordshire County Council supports care leavers and will guarantee an interview to any applicant who declares they are a care leaver and demonstrates that they meet the minimum criteria for the role applied to. A care leaver is defined as any adult under the age of 25 who spent time in care under the age of 18.
Armed forces covenant
We support the Armed Forces Covenant. This means we’ll guarantee an interview to any applicant who is either currently serving in the armed forces, an armed forces reservist, or a veteran and meets the minimum criteria for the role applied to.
Visit our Armed Forces Community Covenant page for further information, support and more.
Translation and interpretation
We want to ensure everyone can access the information and services they need. This includes people from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds who may need to communicate in a different language, or people with a disability who may need information in different formats.
Our council has an agreed list of suppliers through a NHS framework agreement which provides us with access to providers of face-to-face/video translation, telephone translation and document translation for a variety of languages.
British Sign Language interpreting for deaf and deafblind people is provided by our council's ASSIST service (Autism and Sensory Support in Staffordshire). The service also provides translation, transcription and Easy Read for people who have sight loss and for those with communication difficulties. This ensures access for people with sensory impairments, as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and the NHS Accessible Information Standard 2016.
- British Sign Language and deafblind interpreters (NRCPD Registered & DBS checked)
- Lip speakers (NRCPD registered & DBS checked)
- Notetaking; manual and electronic
- Braille, large print and audio transcription
- Easy Read and language modification
- Sensory Awareness and specialist skills training
For more information or if you have any questions about translation and interpretation, please contact: Amanda Dawson-Blower Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org
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