We are no ordinary county council. We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.
Our diversity and inclusion pledge
Staffordshire County Council is committed to tackling inequalities both in our community and workforce.
The Equality Act 2010 provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. In 2011, the public sector equality duty (the equality duty) came into force. As a public body, the Council are required to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
It is unlawful to discriminate against someone because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. These are referred to as protected characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010.
The Council is also required to:
- Publish an annual Gender Pay Report
- Publish an annual Workforce Profile
- Publish one or more objectives that it thinks it needs to achieve, to further any of the aims of the general equality duty every four years.
View the Council’s latest Gender Pay Gap report and Workforce Equality Data.
Our Equalities Objectives
The Council has developed principles which set out our ambitions for equality, diversity and inclusion in our county, in delivering our services, and as an employer.
- Staffordshire is a place where there is equality of opportunity for all, regardless of circumstances.
- Staffordshire County Council is an inclusive and diverse employer, where our people feel they have the opportunity to succeed and progress.
- Staffordshire County Council develops and delivers services that are inclusive and accessible to all.
Alongside this, we have developed four priority equalities objectives:
- Review and strengthen our recruitment and retention processes and practices
- Review and strengthen our diversity and inclusion training offer to employees
- Strengthen our approach to engaging and collaborating with our workforce and communities on diversity and inclusion issues
- Raise awareness of, and celebrate diversity
Interview Guarantee Schemes
Disability confident employer
We are an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities.
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. The criteria will be clearly outlined in the person specification for the job.
For further information, please visit: Guaranteed Interview scheme – Gov.uk
Staffordshire County Council supports care leavers and will guarantee an interview to any applicant who declares they are a care leaver and demonstrates that they meet the minimum criteria for the role applied to. A care leaver is defined as any adult under the age of 25 who spent time in care under the age of 18.
Armed forces covenant
We support the Armed Forces Covenant. This means we’ll guarantee an interview to any applicant who is either currently serving in the armed forces, an armed forces reservist, or a veteran and meets the minimum criteria for the role applied to.
Visit our Armed Forces Covenant page for further information, support and more.
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