Equal Opportunities

The Councils wholeheartedly support the principle of equality and diversity in employment. We are committed to creating a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, promotes dignity, equality, diversity and inclusion, encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential and combats prejudice, discrimination and harassment. Our aim is that the workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society. 

All forms of discrimination are unacceptable, regardless of whether there was any intention to discriminate or not.  Our aim is to ensure that no worker, either current or potential, is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race including ethnic origin, colour, nationality and national origin, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, family situation, caring responsibilities, socio-economic background, the effects of the menopause, trade union activity or employment status, whether part-time, full-time, fixed-term or temporary.