We’re proud to be an inclusive organisation and we work hard to provide a working environment where every colleague feels their differences are valued, respected and accepted.
We want to recruit and retain a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds because this will help us to best meet the needs of the people of Edinburgh.
We work closely with our colleague networks who are there to support and represent the interests of women, LGBT+ colleagues, black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues, carers, armed forces families and colleagues with a disability of long-term health condition.
We listen to, and learn from, the lived experience of our colleagues from under-represented groups to help us to understand the work that we need to do to ensure a workplace culture where everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
We want to see applications from a wide range of candidates and all sections of the community because we recognise the valuable mix of talent, skill, and potential a diverse workforce offers.
Our Equalities and Diversity Policy commits us (amongst other things) to:
• create a work environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination
• promote dignity and respect for all our colleagues
• advance equality in the workplace