Perth & Kinross Council is committed to equality of opportunity both as a service provider and as an employer – it’s at the heart of everything we do. We aim to provide employment opportunities on a fair and equal basis and to ensure that our working environments are safe, accessible, and free from harassment or discrimination.
We believe everyone has something to offer and that respecting the identity and culture of our people helps them to flourish and helps us better reflect the communities we serve.
We work closely with our employees and have a range of staff networks who support and represent the interests of colleagues and their allies including LGBT+; Black, Asian and Ethnically diverse colleagues and allies; armed forces veterans, reservists and cadet force volunteers and colleagues with a disability or long-term health condition.
To raise awareness and promote careers within Perth & Kinross Council as an employer of choice to all, where appropriate, we may use Positive Action to encourage and inform individuals from under-represented groups who we would like to see better represented in our workforce
Positive action (pdf) in recruitment is the action that an employer can take to encourage people from groups with different needs or with a past track record of disadvantage or under-representation to apply for jobs. Positive Action is legal under the Equality Act 2010.
The Council is committed to providing opportunities to young people through our Modern Apprenticeship programme and would welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Should you have a disability which requires a reasonable adjustment to enable you to apply for an online vacancy, please contact Recruitment on 01738 475555 (email email@example.com) who will arrange for the Recruiting Manager to discuss your requirements.
To ensure we are providing equality of opportunity, we ask all candidates to complete a Diversity Questionnaire, as part of our process – this information is not shared with the selection team other than to advise on eligibility for a guaranteed job interview under the Disability Confident Scheme or on any necessary adjustments to process.
To find out more about how we are fulfilling our commitment to promote equality and diversity across our workforce, please see our Equality and Diversity pages. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. Further information about our equalities can be accessed here (pdf).
Got you thinking? Why not apply for a job with Perth & Kinross Council, we guarantee that your application will go through a fair, equal and inclusive selection process.
Applications will be accepted from candidates from out with the UK and sponsorship considered for eligible posts. Where posts are not eligible for sponsorship, candidates must have the right to work in the UK and will be asked to provide evidence of this. For information about applying for work from out with the UK, please see UK Visas and Immigration - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.
The Employment Support Team in the Council and the Perth and Kinross Employability Network work in partnership with Deaf Links and Tayside Deaf Hub.
If you or someone you know would like a copy of this information in another language or format, (on occasion, only a summary of the document will be provided in translation), this can be arranged by contacting the Customer Service Centre on 01738 475000.
You can also send us a text message on 07824 498145.
All Council Services can offer a telephone translation facility.