Equality & Diversity

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality, diversity and cohesion. Our policies and procedures are intended to ensure fairness for all and reinforce our commitment to tackling inequalities wherever they exist and to eradicating the unacceptable treatment of any person.

For further information regarding how the wider council helps to guide the work of our staff and councillors and is used to influence our partner organisations please have a look at the Equalities pages on the Gloucestershire County Council website.

Equality and diversity is fundamental to both the recruitment process and your ongoing employment within Gloucestershire County Council.

We aim to provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process.

If you are unable to complete the online application form, please contact us and we will be able to take your needs into consideration.

We encourage you to declare any disability or long term health condition at the outset of the recruitment process. This will enable us to ensure that you are only assessed against the essential criteria of the role. If you are chosen to attend the selection process, please do make us aware of any reasonable adjustments you may need to assist your attendance and participation.

We have an internal Occupational Health Department and actively use Access to Work to consider any reasonable adjustments or equipment require to enable you undertake a role.

We are signed up to national schemes that support us and help demonstrate our commitment.

Disability Confident Employer

This scheme aims to help us successfully employ and retain disabled people and those with long term health conditions. We currently hold ‘Level 2 – Disability Confident Employer’ and are actively working with external agencies to achieve Level 3 – Disability Confident Leader’.

Mindful Employer

We are an employer who is positive about mental health and actively engaged in further improving the health and wellbeing of our staff.


We recognise that people perform better when they can be themselves and that by creating a diverse workforce that we’ll get the most from our staff. We work with Stonewall and have an active network called Prism to support our LGBT staff and to create an environment where everyone can be comfortable bringing their whole selves to work.

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