Equal job opportunities
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We hold the Silver Diversity Mark in recognition of our commitment to promoting equality and diversity within our workforce.
You will need to complete an equal opportunities questionnaire to make sure that we meet our legal obligation and comply with the Fair Employment (Monitoring) Regulations (NI) 1999. This questionnaire will be removed from your application form and will be strictly controlled in accordance with the code of practice on monitoring.
The short-listing or interview panel will not have sight of this questionnaire – it is used for monitoring purposes only.
If you have a disability or English isn't your first language, or you encounter any difficulties with any aspect of the recruitment process, contact our helpline on 028 9027 0640 during office hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, closed bank and other public holidays).
Should you be going through transition in respect of gender and wish this to be taken into consideration, in confidence, or you would like to ask any questions or raise any issues to help you attend any part of the selection process, call our helpline on 028 9027 0640. Details of this will only be used for this purpose and will not form any part of the selection process.
Call us on our helpline if you require any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment and selection process, such as the testing or interview stages.
Don't assume that if you have indicated on the Equal Opportunities monitoring form that you have a disability, reasonable adjustments will automatically be made. This form is detached before being viewed by the selection panel. So if you do need reasonable adjustments, call us on 028 9027 0640.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
We welcome applications from people with disabilities and operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. This means if you have a disability, and you apply and meet the essential criteria for one of our positions, we will consider your application under this scheme and guarantee you an interview.
Your application will be considered like all others, by measuring it against the essential criteria as set out in the employee specification but any short-listing or desirable criteria will not be applied to you.
Selection methods, such as computer-based skills tests, paper based aptitude tests, situational judgement tests, driving assessments and assessment centres, are deemed to be part of the essential criteria. This means that all applicants must sit and pass these tests or assessments.
If you want more information about the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, call us on 028 9027 0640.
We hold the AAA* Disability Positive accreditation form Employers for Disability NI in recognition of our employment-related disability good practice. Members of our Employee Resourcing team are accredited as ‘Disability Positive’.
If you need a job application form and guidance pack in an alternative format, call us on 028 9027 0640.