Equal opportunities information

Equal opportunities information

Stevenage Borough Council will strive to:

  • Demonstrate our commitment to equality in all aspects of employment including recruitment, retention, career development, training, promotion and well-being.
  • Take positive action with a view to ensuring that our workforce at all levels reflects the community it serves.
  • Inform all employees of this policy and of their rights to protection from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.
  • Continue to review our recruitment, selection, promotion and other human resources practices to make sure that they positively respond to the demands of the Equal Opportunities policy.
  • Create a supportive working environment where all employees work free from discrimination and harassment.
  • Treat failure to comply with this commitment as a disciplinary offence.

Disability Guarantee SchemePositive-about-disabled-people

As a member of the Disability Guarantee Scheme, Stevenage Borough Council have committed to:

  • interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
  • ensuring there is a mechanism in place to discuss what the Council and the individual  can do to make sure they can develop and use their abilities.
  • making every effort when employees become disabled to ensuring they stay in employment.
  • taking action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make your commitments work.
  • annually review each of the above commitments and what has been achieved, to plan ways to improve on them.