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Cambridge City Council

Equality and diversity in our recruitment

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and eradicating discrimination and disadvantage. We want to deliver quality services fairly and equally to all sections of the community.

“Being able to work for such a supportive employer and to deliver high quality services to our residents, visitors and communities, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” – Cambridge City Council employee

We work to ensure that our employment policies and procedures are equitable and that our workforce reflects the wider composition of the community.

We aim to:

  • Promote equality and tolerance, and respect, value and celebrate diversity
  • Challenge and eradicate prejudice and discrimination
  • Provide responsive, sensitive and accessible services and information
  • Ensure our workforce reflects the city’s diverse population
  • Develop a positive, supportive and antidiscriminatory working environment for our staff

We are committed to a policy of equality of opportunity in employment. We hire people only because their abilities and merits are most suitable for the requirements of the job.

We aim to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

“Though I travel to work from where I live, I don’t have to travel to the office every working day. My role allows for some flexibility with the ability to work from home and come to the office.” – Cambridge City Council employee

Accreditation and initiatives

We are an accredited Disability Confident employer and are committed to developing the full potential of disabled employees on an equal basis with others. If necessary when we appoint you, we will discuss with you what reasonable adjustments we can make to help you meet the requirements of the role.

We are signed up to the Safer Spaces initiative and provide our staff with training and information to help people of all genders and sexualities feel relaxed and protected.

We have been awarded a Silver Award in the 2022 Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, the Armed Forces Covenant. This is a public pledge demonstrating our support for the armed forces community. We promote understanding and awareness and highlight our recruitment opportunities to armed forces family members and ex-military personnel.

We have partnered with Safer Jobs, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams, to promote good recruitment practice. To stay safe when searching for jobs, we recommend that you visit Safer Jobs.