Our Disability Confident Commitment

LYHA is committed to attracting and retaining colleagues who can make a valuable contribution to its ongoing success. Effective recruitment is essential to the delivery of LYHA’s plans and as such we adopt recruitment practices and processes which ensure that the best candidate is appointed. LYHA is committed to ensuring equality of access and opportunity in these practices and processes for all applicants.  

LYHA has been awarded Disability Confident status by the Department of Work and Pensions. Disability Confident is a national scheme that aims to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Definition of Disability

The Equality Act 2010 defines a ‘disabled person’ for the purpose of the Act as a person who has a ‘disability’ if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on her or his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Reasonable adjustments

To support our aim of removing barriers to employment for disabled people, we are committed to making any necessary reasonable adjustments. These adjustments may include modifying the selection process, the job role or the working environment. To assist us in planning to accommodate your individual needs, we ask that candidates let us know during the recruitment process either on your covering letter or an additional letter. This information will be treated as confidential within the recruitment process and will be used solely with your consent, for the purpose of the recruitment and selection process.

Guaranteed interview

LYHA has a policy to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential special criteria for the role. You must also be able to demonstrate that you meet the criteria. 

We also consider any reasonable adjustments that need to be made as we wish to ensure that disabled candidates needs are taken into account during the selection process.

Further advice and alternative formats

If you need further advice or assistance in order to apply for the role, please contact LYHA Human Resources by email at: recruitment@lyha.co.uk