Equality and diversity employment statement

We are committed to valuing others and treating them with respect.

Principles

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to delivering excellent public services

staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions

standards of conduct are expected to be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied or victimised

We are in favour of a workforce which reflects the make-up of the local population and compares well with other councils

Aims

That no job applicant, temporary worker or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender and transgender status, race and ethnicity, religion and belief (including no belief), marriage or civil partnership status or sexual orientation.