Human Resources

Positive about Disability

Two Ticks Scheme

In 2009 Birkbeck was awarded the Positive about Disability Two Ticks symbol by the Jobcentre Plus.  The symbol recognises employers who have committed to developing disability good practice around employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees.  The five Two Ticks commitments are:

  • To interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.
  • To discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what both parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use their abilities.
  • 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 each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans.

Good practice in recruitment benefits all staff, not just those with a disability and subscribing to the Two Ticks Scheme underlines the College’s commitment to ensuring that the potential of all candidates is not overlooked and that inadvertent bias or discrimination does not occur.

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The HR team is based on the first floor of Egmont House
Postal address: Human Resources, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX