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Interview for Ward Clerk role

Gingerflamingo
Gingerflamingo Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi there,

I have an interview for a ward clerk position on Monday and I am nervous. I recently applied for and got offered a Ward Clerk position for AMU at the same hospital. However, I ended up pulling out as they didn't think they'd be able to put in place the adjustments needed. They seemed particularly miffed that I had not disclosed at the interview about my Dyspraxia. 

I have an interview on Monday for the same role but in the maternity ward. It sounds a fair bit different from the other position, going by the job description. I feel it is something I could do and do well however I'm nervous about disclosing at the interview. Do you have any tips?

Comments

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 13,344 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    Personally and being from a recruitment background I would disclose at interview 

    No point wasting your or their time if they can't make necessary adjustments it is also opportunity to discuss the requirements 

    Obviously I get why you are reluctant to do this but no point in being offered the job and it not being suitable will just cause you and them stress and they may have turned down other candidates to offer you and have to start all over again 
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 796

    Scope community team

    Hello @Gingerflamingo and congratulations on your interview :)

    You do not have to disclose at the interview stage if you don't want to, that is entirely down to you.

    Your employer shouldn't be asking questions about your disability which are discriminatory, but it is reasonable for them to ask how they can accommodate or support your disability within the role.

    If those questions do come up, treat it like a discussion. Use it as an opportunity to explain how your Dyspraxia isn't a problem or a barrier to your ability to carry out the role, so long as any adjustments you need are accommodated.  

    Scope has some great information on reasonable adjustments at work which you might like to read, as well as some useful interview tips.

    Let us know if we can help you further, and I wish you all the best for Monday, it sounds as though you're keen, and a good fit for the job :)

    Alex
    Online Community Coordinator
    Scope

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