Equal opportunities information

We are committed to working towards equal opportunities.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and given an equal opportunity, both in gaining employment and employment practices, regardless of their sex, race, age, disability, sexuality, marital status, religion or socioeconomic factor. 

We employ up to1050 employees, depending on the time of year.

Equal opportunities monitoring

In order to assist the council in its legal duty of monitoring information on equal opportunities, applicants for jobs are requested to complete and return an equal opportunities monitoring form together with their job application form. The short listing and interview panel do not have access to the information on the form.

Equalities scheme

It is also our duty to ensure that all services are accessible to the whole community.  We are currently undertaking an impact assessment programme in order to achieve those aims.
 

Prevention of illegal working

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all employers have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK. Under sections 15-25 of the Act employers are required to make document checks on every person they intend to employ. It is a criminal offence to employ someone who has no right to work in the UK. The Act gives a statutory defence against prosecution to employers where they can show they have checked and copied certain original documents. Employers are also obliged to ensure that recruitment practices do not discriminate against individuals on racial grounds.

You can read the full Prevention of Illegal Working Guidelines here