Equality and diversity

Hampshire County Council aims for equality of opportunity in all activities as an employer and service provider

Corporate commitment

We will:

  • recognise that passive policies will not reverse discrimination and disadvantage
  • seek to redress unfair discrimination against disadvantaged people to ensure equality of opportunity
  • help disadvantaged groups or individuals creating a fair basis from which equality of opportunity can operate

More information about equality and diversity in Hampshire County Council

Age, ethnicity and disability

We want to: 

  • build a workforce which reflects the diversity of the local community. We encourage applications from people of different ages or ethnic backgrounds
  • remove discrimination against any employee, worker or job applicant in their access to employment, training, working conditions, treatment at work, promotion or dismissal

We are committed to employing and developing disabled people. We have been awarded the 'Two Ticks' symbol which means we:

  • interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities
  • regularly discuss with disabled employees what we can do to ensure they develop and use their abilities
  • make every effort to retain employees when they become disabled
  • make sure employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
  • review and improve these commitments each year

If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments: we will make these wherever possible.

During the application process you will be asked to complete the equal opportunities form. This information helps inform whether our policies and practices are fair and to highlight any areas where we may be able to improve further.

The information you provide is not seen by the recruiting manager. It is de-personalised and used for statistical reporting and analysis only.

LBGT+ Network

This is a group of staff who promote better equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff and service users.

Aims of the LGBT+ Network

  • provide a safe and supportive space for LGBT+ staff
  • raise awareness, knowledge and understanding
  • improve policy and practice
  • improve service delivery
  • work in partnership