Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Swindon Borough Council recognises that to be a great place to work, we need people from all backgrounds and experiences to challenge current ways of thinking and bring fresh ideas and perspective.  We believe that diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on the delivery of our services, and help us better serve our residents.  And when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. So we’re building a culture where difference is valued. Treating everyone with respect and dignity at all times, we strive to lead with our values and beliefs creating an environment where everyone can be themselves.

We will uphold the right of each employee to be judged on merit and competence, regardless of age, disability, race, sexuality, sex, gender identity, religion, marital status or maternity/pregnancy and we will fulfil this responsibility by promoting equality of opportunity through our employment policies, practices and service delivery arrangements; making Swindon Borough Council a great place to work.

As an inclusive employer applications we welcome applications from a diverse range of communities, and in particular disabled people and black and minority ethnic applicants. We are a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee interviews to disabled people who meet the minimum selection criteria for the job they have applied for.  We are also a member of the Mindful Employers Initiative and are committed to the Armed Forces covenant.

Altogether

Our Employee Network Group, Altogether, is open to all employees, including those who share similar characteristics or life experiences and who want to connect with others. The aim of Altogether is to provide peer to peer support whilst working collaboratively with the business to help deliver our Diversity vision. The group is for everyone, wherever you work in the business and whatever your role and is a great way to get involved in our Belonging agenda.

ED&I