Disabled applicants

Disability Confident Scheme

Oxford Brookes has signed up to Disability Confident, a government sponsored scheme, and is committed to taking positive steps to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people and those with health conditions.

We guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria for the job.

To apply for a job, you must complete the online application form.  If you require an alternative method of application, please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 01865 485960 or email hrteam-recruitment@brookes.ac.uk.

When you complete the online job application, the final section “EDI Monitoring” includes questions about whether you consider yourself to have a disability.

Someone is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a “substantial” and “long-term” adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. 

Any information provided is confidential and will be used for monitoring purposes only.  It will not usually prompt a discussion about adjustments that you might need.

If you choose to declare a disability, you are automatically included in the Disability Confident Scheme unless you opt out.  If you don’t wish to take part in the Scheme then you should select “no” in the drop down menu against the question “Are you taking part in Disability Confident?”.

If you require alternative arrangements, for example, for interview, delivery of presentations or any skills tests, please detail these in the “Additional notes” box.

Your inclusion in the Disability Confident Scheme, although not the nature of your disability, will only be shared with the Recruiting Manager at the shortlisting stage and will be available to the HR Recruitment Team. 

If you require further information or have any queries, please contact our HR Recruitment Team on 01865 485960 or email hrteam-recruitment@brookes.ac.uk.

Further information about the Disability Confident Scheme can be found on the Gov.uk website - see Disability Confident employer scheme.

Travel and accessibility

General information about the Oxford Brookes University campuses, directions for car and public transport users and maps can all be downloaded from the Contacts, maps and campuses pages.

Access for those with mobility or other needs

Oxford Brookes University campuses are generally accessible to wheelchair users and those with mobility or other needs and we are constantly working to improve accessibility.  

Key areas of the University are also fitted with hearing loops or portable loops are available.  

However, if you have any specific requirements, please contact the HR Recruitment Team on 01865 485960 or email hrteam-recruitment@brookes.ac.uk.


All sites have parking spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders which are free of charge.  However, all car parking spaces for visitors to the University must be pre-booked by a member of Brookes’ staff.