Short listing, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without reference and any bias towards the “Protected Characteristics” of gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, age, pregnancy or maternity leave or disability. Any candidate with a disability will not be excluded unless it is clear that the candidate is unable to perform a duty that is intrinsic to the role, having taken into account reasonable adjustments. Reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process will be made to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged because of his/her disability. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the job description and person specification will be guaranteed an interview.