Inclusion and Diversity

Corporate commitment

We will:
  • Recognise that passive policies will not reverse discrimination and disadvantage
  • Seek to implement best practice in all ongoing and future work
  • Redress unfair discrimination against disadvantaged people
  • Help disadvantaged groups to access the same opportunities
  • Continue to build a workforce which reflects the diversity of the local community, encouraging applications from people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations and ethnic backgrounds, including the armed forces community
  • Remove discrimination against any employee or applicant in their access to employment, training, working conditions, promotion or dismissal

Disability Confident Committed

We seek to
  • build a workforce which reflects the diversity of the local community. We encourage applications from people of different ages or ethnic backgrounds
  • remove discrimination against any employee, worker or job applicant in their access to employment, training, working conditions, treatment at work, promotion or dismissal
  • Ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicating and promoting our vacancies in methods accessible for all
  • Offering interviews to any disabled person who meets the essential criteria for the role
  • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments for staff and candidates, as required
  • Supporting 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.