Disability Declaration

The University is a supportive employer. If you have and/or develop a long standing health condition or disability which impacts your day to day work, the University will support you to have a needs assessment to consider if reasonable adjustments could support you in the workplace.

The aim of reasonable adjustments is to support an employee to do all aspects of their role as outlined in their job description. The process for assessing these is as follows:

  • You should initially discuss your situation with your line manager; it may be possible to put in place minor reasonable adjustments at a local level without further advice. 
  • If your line manager and you agree, you can be referred to Occupational Health for an assessment. This is completed through a manager referral system and is supported by your local Human Resources team.
  • Occupational Health will contact you directly to arrange a suitable appointment. You will be required to bring medical evidence of your impairment. 
  • As part of the assessment process you may receive an onward referral to Disability Service, where a Disability Adviser will meet with you to discuss potential equipment options and other possible reasonable adjustments to explore.
  • Once a report has been received from Occupational Health  and/or Disability Service you, your line manager and Human Resources will receive a copy of this to allow you to discuss the conclusions, any specific recommendations and agree next steps.

If your impairment falls under the definition of a disability, you should update your HR Core record under My Profile/Diversity/Disability section. You can find supporting instructions here

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