Inclusion and Diversity

Corporate commitment

Hampshire County Council’s clear commitment to Inclusion, Diversity and Equality is laid out in the organisation’s new Inclusion Strategy which was co-produced with members of staff, services users and partner organisations.

You can find out more about the actions we are taking to deliver this commitment in our work programme.

Hampshire County Council is a Disability Confident Employer

We have self-assessed our organisation around the themes of:

  • getting the right people for our business
  • keeping and developing our people

We seek to:

  • Build a workforce which reflects the diversity of the local community. We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds
  • Remove discrimination against any employee, worker or job applicant in their access to employment, training, working conditions, treatment at work, promotion or dismissal
  • Ensure our recruitment processes are inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote our vacancies in methods accessible for all
  • Offer interviews to any disabled person who meets the essential criteria for the role
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments for staff and candidates, as required
  • Support any existing employees who acquire a disability or long-term health condition

If you are applying for a job with us please ensure that you complete the disability section of the application form so that we can treat your application appropriately. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments, which we will make wherever possible.

Inclusive Employer

At Hampshire County Council we are proud to consider ourselves an inclusive organisation, both in terms of our role as an employer, and as a service provider.

It is important to us to know what our people want and need, so we engage directly with our staff, our partner organisations and our service users to understand directly from them the issues they face and their associated needs of us as an organisation. We use this engagement to inform actions and initiatives to improve Inclusion and Diversity for all.

Hampshire County Council are a member of Inclusive Employers, which is a membership organisation for employers building inclusive workplaces for all. As such, we are not a member of Stonewall, are not part of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, nor are registered as part of their Diversity Champions Scheme.