Equality, diversity and inclusion as an employer

We are positive about equality, diversity and inclusion and are committed to promoting opportunities for all. We are proud to be a disability confident employer, a carer positive employer and we also hold the Investors in Young People Gold award.  

We run regular events, activities and awareness raising initiatives with a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion across the organisation and have a number of policies and procedures which support this.  These include but are not limited to: 

  • Diversity and Equality Policy 
  • Disability in the Workplace Guidance 
  • Disability Leave Guidance 
  • Faith, Religion and Belief (Spirituality) Policy  
  • Equal Pay Policy  
  • Transgender Equality and Transitioning in the Workplace Guidance 
  • Supporting Carers in the Workplace Guidance 

Employer Equality Outcomes 

At Aberdeen City Council, we have a number of equality outcomes which are refreshed every four years.  For more information about these, please visit our equality outcomes and mainstreaming report page where you will  find supplementary information about Aberdeen City Council’s equality and diversity work, including our workforce and equal pay statistics.  

Other Support and Initiatives  

We have a variety of other initiatives and measures to support equality, diversity and inclusion.  These include but are not limited to: 

  • An internal Equality Ambassadors Network made up of employees from across the organisation 
  • Flexible and smarter working provisions 
  • Special and family leave provisions 
  • A proactive mental health & wellbeing programme, including a counselling service and mental health first aiders 
  • Workplace support plans  
  • An apprenticeship programme with a mixture of foundation, modern and graduate Apprenticeships  
  • A partnership with Developing the Young Workforce 
  • Kickstart internships 
  • A multi-faith room accessible to all  
  • A chaplaincy service 
  • A translation and interpreting service 
  • Training for all employees and managers on equality and diversity 
  • Incorporation of equality and diversity into corporate induction and recruitment and selection training  
  • Guaranteed interview schemes 
  • An Equally Safe at Work initiative 
  • Work to support Armed Forces personnel, veterans, reservists, cadet force adult volunteers and their families  
  • Accessible equality, diversity and inclusion intranet pages for all employees and managers with information, support and guidance  
  • Mandatory equality and human rights impact assessments for some of our work including service or policy reviews  

If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk


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