Equality and diversity
Gloucester City Council is dedicated to making the city a better place to live, work and play by engaging with and empowering local communities, agencies and leaders to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- advance equality of opportunity
- foster good relations
Our employees and recruitment
We’re fully committed to equality and diversity for our employees as they’re at the heart of delivering these aims for our communities.
We operate a fair and open recruitment and selection process, which positively welcomes applications from all sectors of our community. We also proactively welcome applications from people interested in job share and/or flexible working arrangements.
If you join us, you’ll have access to our employee led equality networks in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council including:
- Prism (our LGBT+ network)
- Disability Network
- Young Employees Network
- Carers Network
- Black Workers Network
Gender pay gap reporting
The council is not required by law to publish an annual Gender Pay Gap Report, but in the spirit of openness and transparency, it has taken the decision to publish.
We’re committed, through our Gender Pay and Equalities Working Groups, to review policies and practices on a regular basis to make sure they maintain an inclusive working environment for all our staff and to actively explore positive measures to reduce our gender pay gap further.
We’ve a number of managers accredited at ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring and are actively promoting the benefits of coaching to our staff, as a means of supporting career development paths.
We use the Equalities Framework for Local Government to benchmark ourselves and continually improve. Our work is overseen by our Equalities Working Group which is made up of officers from various departments and levels within the council as well as councillors from all political, groups giving cross-party support.
The group works with input from the community and partner agencies, and aims to:
- ensure inclusive agenda setting
- understand how equality applies to the work we do, embed this knowledge within the organisation and continually improve how we work
- know the communities of Gloucester and work with them on a range of issues
- understand how we can best serve Gloucester’s communities, and work with them as partners
- develop the roles of elected members, the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and full Council in driving equality forward
- increase fairness and equality across the council, both internally and externally
We continue to actively promote and facilitate a wide range of flexible working and family friendly policies and practices
We’re constantly looking for new opportunities to support our employees.