Equality and Diversity

Aberdeenshire Council promotes the importance of equality throughout our workforce and builds an equalities perspective into every part of the work we undertake.

We take great measures to help ensure we have a workplace built upon an appreciation of the differences between individuals creating an environment of fairness, dignity and respect. In addition to our Equalities Policy, we ask that all employees undertake our courses on 'Respecting Diversity' and 'Equalities - What does it mean for me?'.

Our Corporate Equalities Team work across our organisation and with partners to ensure we deliver inclusive services, which meet the needs of our diverse communities.

Our HR Equalities Team are continually reviewing the policies, practices and initiatives we have in place to ensure we work within a supportive and inclusive environment.

There are approximately sixty Equality Service Champions across the council who can be approached in confidence with any queries or concerns individuals may have about equality and diversity in their Service.

Disability Confident

Aberdeenshire Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer demonstrating our commitment to attracting, recruiting and retaining disabled people, and supporting them in achieving their full potential.

We value a diverse workforce and consider all applicants on the basis of their ability and skills to undertake the position. We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for a position.