Inclusive Support for Job Applicants

Working for us

Disability Confident Employer

This means we encourage applications from disabled people.

As an Employer Committed to Disability Inclusion, we pledge to:

  • Interview disabled applicants who meet the essential job criteria, evaluating them based on their abilities.
  • Ensure a recruitment process that is accessible and welcoming to all.
  • Offer flexibility in assessments, ensuring disabled applicants have the optimal chance to showcase their capabilities for the role.
  • Implement reasonable adjustments both in the recruitment process and throughout employment.
Mindful Employer

Empowering employers nationwide to achieve better mental health at work.

Mindful Employer

What we offer

Staff networks

Putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, we have a range of staff networks. These include the Disabled Staff Network, which also has a neurodivergent sub group, the LGBT+ Forum, the Armed Forces Network and the Carers Network.

Staff Networks are continuing to develop, led by staff for staff.

Health and Wellbeing Support

Supporting you to be healthier, happier and fitter, our health and wellbeing hub provides information on various resources and events available to our staff.

Find out more on the Health and Wellbeing webpage

Health cash plan

The Wellbeing Health Cash plan is a low-cost plan, provided by BHSF that pays you cash towards your everyday healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and treatment, eyesight tests, new glasses and contact lenses, diagnostic health consultations, health screening and therapy treatments such as physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic treatment, chiropody, homoeopathy and acupuncture.

You can also claim cash if you have a baby, plus other benefits.

Find out more on the BHSF website

Age Friendly Employer

Age-friendly Employer

The Age-Friendly Employer Pledge is a nationwide programme for employers who recognise the importance and value of older workers.

Age-Friendly Employer Pledge

Occupational sick pay

If you’re unable to work due to sickness you will receive sick pay greater than the statutory minimum. Entitlement is dependent on length of service and qualifying criteria.

Eye care voucher scheme

Eligible employees can take advantage of our Specsavers eyecare voucher scheme. If you use a computer for a significant part of your working day you can have your eyes tested every two years and the council will pay. If spectacles are needed the council will contribute towards that too.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

A confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is open to all council employees, 24/7.

You can speak in confidence to an accredited counsellor for advice and info. This confidential telephone helpline and online portal can help support employees with a range of issues.

The EAP offers you:

  • Support, advice, and information to help with your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Independent confidential counselling support provided by caring and suitably qualified personnel.
  • Assistance with many different issues including Relationships, Finances, Family Difficulties, Anxiety, Bereavement, Stress, Depression, Workplace Issues, and Trauma Support.
  • Confidential support for any of life’s challenges no matter how big or small.

Additional resources include:

  • Debt & financial advice.
  • Downloadable self-help workbooks.
  • Podcasts, blogs, self- assessment & many more.
White Ribbon Accredited

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls.

WhiteRibbon.org.uk

Leisure centre membership

You and your family can access leisure membership at East Riding leisure centres for just £27 per person, per month.

This gives you unlimited access to Tone Zones, exercise classes, daytime squash and badminton and swimming.

Find out more on the leisure website.

Mindfulness

We offer a range of mindfulness courses varying in focus and duration.

They are designed to support employees personally and professionally and aim to help reduce stress, anxiety, depression and pain.

Livewell Workwell

Would you like advice and support to improve your mental, physical or emotional wellbeing? Our Live Well Work Well team offer 1-2-1 and group consultation sessions.

Livewell Workwell

What's available

Check out some of the help and support available to applicants throughout the recruitment process stages below.

Applying for work

The Council is a great place to work. We encourage all employees to talk to their manager about how they can fulfil their potential at work – this may be about their preferred working environment, how they prefer to work or it may be about reasonable adjustments for disabled people. Reasonable adjustments could include changes to working practices, the environment, equipment or support.

Applying for a job can be challenging.

Make sure you carefully read the job information and check that you meet the criteria. Tailor your application to meet the job requirements, referring to the skills and experience that you have. Do make contact with the named person if you want to check anything out.

On the application form we ask you about any specific requirements you may have. This is so that we can help you to perform your best at interview and also at work if you are successful and gain employment with us.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s adult learning and employability team is here to deliver employment support, learning and skills training to adults across the East Riding. We have learning centres in Beverley, Bridlington, Cottingham and Goole or you can choose to learn online with our virtual and eLearning. We have a huge range of courses to choose from as well as help and support in finding a job or training to help get a job.

Interview and Assessment

When invited to attend interview we will give you clear information about when it is and what is required. If you feel that something is unclear, please let us know.

Special requirements, aids or adaptations

if you need communication support at interview (eg someone to attend with you) as a result of a disability, Access to work funding can help.

If you have any special requirements or need any other aids or adaptations to assist you during the interview, including any assistance for a disability or learning difference e.g. dyslexia or translation help due to a communication barrier e.g. literacy skills or if English is not your first language, please contact Recruitment Services on 01482 391238 or email recruitment.services@eastriding.gov.uk.

Access to work

What is Access to work?

Access to Work is a government scheme aimed and helping people.

If you qualify for the Access to Work scheme, the cost of adjustments to your working environment may be covered, although it does not usually cover the cost of reasonable adjustments that should be implemented by your employer. A case worker will assess your working environment and determine what adjustments could be made and whether funding will be provided by the scheme or not. If a recommendation can be considered a reasonable adjustment, it is unlikely that funding will be provided by Access to Work, although it may still be a recommended action for your employer in your report. Please visit the Access to Work website for more information and examples about what support you could receive on the scheme.

Access to work(Gov.uk)

Joining East Riding of Yorkshire Council

If you join us at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, we will help you to settle in via our onboarding and induction processes (this is where we show and tell you about some important elements of working at the Council and gather important information from you such as personal details, banking information and sensitive data).

Our Values and Behaviours

How we work day-to-day

Quality

Pride

Respect

We work together to provide the best services possible.
  • I do my best for the people I serve.
  • I make every pound of the public purse count.
  • I work with colleagues and external partners to achieve the best results.
We are proud of what we do and we positively embrace change.
  • I am an ambassador for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
  • I am motivated and strive to continually improve services.
  • I have a flexible attitude and strive to innovate.
We treat people fairly and are open, honest, and lead by example.
  • I can be trusted to do the right thing and be ethical in my actions.
  • I care about my work, my colleagues, and the people and communities I serve.
  • I value people, listen and respect their views.

Our commitment to you

Quality

Pride

Respect

  • You have the right resources to do your job effectively.
  • You know what is expected of you at work and how this links to the bigger picture.
  • I work with colleagues and external partners to achieve the best results.
  • You have a manageable workload or are able to agree a workable solution if it is not.
  • You are shown genuine concern for your health and wellbeing accompanied by practical signposting to support you where appropriate.
  • You receive honest and constructive feedback.
  • You are able to put forward your ideas and suggestions.
  • You are supported in order to achieve your potential as agreed by you and your manager together.
  • You receive recognition and praise for doing good work.
  • You are able to work flexibly where practical.
  • You have regular contact with your line manager in order to foster a good relationship.
  • You are empowered in practical and demonstrable ways.
  • You are listened to and your views understood.
  • You feel valued and respected.
  • You are kept appropriately informed so you know what is happening in your team, service, directorate, and council.

At East Riding of Yorkshire Council we value everyone, find out what we are doing for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.