EDI in Recruitment


We are dedicated to enabling each individual to be the best that they can be, and committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are a member of Inclusive Employers, a Disability Confident Employer, and hold the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme bronze award. This means if you have a disability or are serving or ex-armed forces, you are guaranteed an interview as long as your application demonstrates that you meet the essential criteria for the post. 

Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion in recruitment. 

Elected Members will: Corporate Board will: Leaders and managers will: All employees will:

Provide leadership; an effective scrutiny role and promote EDI on the corporate agenda.  


Ensure that adequate resources are available to discharge the Council’s legal responsibilities in terms of supporting equality of opportunity.  

Model the standards of behaviour and conduct they expect from their leaders and employees.   


Provide direction and endorse EDI strategy, practice and policy.   


Encourage the integration of EDI into all aspects of Directorate practices, policies, plans and services, including equality impact assessments.   


Actively promote opportunities in relation to EDI.   


Ensure that the Council EDI group meets regularly.   

Demonstrate commitment to EDI by promoting it within their everyday roles – for themselves and for their employees.   


Identify appropriate training needs and provide training opportunities.  


Monitor the effectiveness of services, policies, strategies, practices and plans in their areas in relation to EDI.   


Encourage the provision of appropriate information, instruction and supervision.   


Consider the inclusion of EDI targets within team and operational plans.   

Be encouraged to demonstrate commitment to EDI in the performance of their duties and in their professional relationships with customers, colleagues and partners.