Our commitment to equality
We take equality and diversity seriously and include 'treating people fairly' as one of our core values.
We are committed to meeting the aims of the 'Public Sector Equality Duty' to:
- eliminate discrimination
- promote equality of opportunity
- foster good relations.
Stonewall top 100 employer
We treat all people fairly, regardless of age, disability, sex, ethnic origin, religion/belief, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Our commitment to equality has been recognised by Stonewall, the leading LGBT rights charity in their annual Workplace Equality Index.
The charity has recognised us as a ‘Stonewall Top 100’ employer, ranking the Council 51st in their 2017 Workplace Equality Index – a rise of 13 places on last year’s ranking. This makes us one of the UK’s best places to work if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans.
The County Council takes its commitment to LGBT rights seriously, raising awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia with events to support the International Day Against Homophobia in May, Bi-Visibility Day in September, Trans Remembrance Day in November and the ‘No Bystanders’ anti-bullying campaign.
Policy, objectives and performance
Equality of opportunity
We believe that people who apply for a job or already work for us should have the right to equality of opportunity and fairness when recruited, deployed and developed.
We want to ensure that our employment practices and services are free from discrimination and prejudice. To help us achieve this we:
- monitor the profile of our workforce
- publish the relevant data on a regular basis
- identify any negative trends or issues and take any necessary action to address these.
For more information, please view our Workforce Information Report [PDF].
We welcome any comments and suggestions on our policies and plans for equality and diversity, please contact Matthew Garrard, Performance, Intelligence and Policy Team Manager, via:
Telephone: 0115 977 2892