Recruiting staff who have a disability

Disability Confident Employer

 

 

 

 

The Scottish Ambulance Service is committed to ensuring that decisions related to the recruitment of staff are governed by the principles of our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy.  NHS Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service is ‘Positive About Disabled People’ and as such we provide job opportunities for those with a disability or long term health condition.

In recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity, the Scottish Ambulance Service has agreed to take action to meet five commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of staff with a disability.

The five commitments are

  • To interview all applicants who declare a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
  • To ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss with disabled employees what can be done to make sure they can develop and use their abilities. Discussions may take place at any time, and will take place once a year.
  • To make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment.
  • To take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.
  • To review these commitments and what has been achieved annually and to plan ways to improve on them.

The Scottish Ambulance Service positively welcomes applications from candidates who have a disability and we operate the Job Interview Guarantee Scheme. This scheme ensures that applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for will be guaranteed an interview.

Find out more about the Job Interview Guarantee Scheme