Equality - what we aim to do

Warwick District Council is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to ensure that no person receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protective characteristic:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • marriage and civil partnership

This also includes:

  • economic status
  • previous convictions (except where the job is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974)
  • trade union activities
  • political or religious beliefs
  • responsibility for dependants
  • anyone who is disadvantaged by any condition
  • requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable

The Council selects all candidates for interview based on their qualifications, skills and experience.

Equality and Diversity Policy Statement

Warwick District Council commits itself to the general principles of fairness and equality. We, as a major local employer, have a key role to play, in order to ensure that equality underpins all aspects of our employment policy and practice.

We aim to: 

  • eliminate unfair treatment and discrimination through human resource policies and activities 
  • provide appropriate training and development opportunities to all staff 
  • ensure that employees receive fair and equal treatment in relation to their employment, regardless of whether they are full time, part time or temporary 
  • recognise that employees have the right to work in a supportive, safe and harassment-free environment. Any allegations of discrimination, victimisation or harassment will be addressed through the disciplinary process 
  • wherever possible, make reasonable adjustments to enable the employment and redeployment of staff with disabilities
  • ensure employees are aware of their personal responsibility to follow the Dignity at Work Policy and support this Equality and Diversity Policy Statement

Listed below are the policies and procedures that the Council has adopted to support and protect employees. Full details of each policy are available upon commencement of employment with the Council.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Dignity at Work
  • Disciplinary
  • Equality and Diversity Policy Statement
  • Flexible Working
  • Flexi time
  • Grievance
  • Job Sharing
  • Parental Leave
  • Performance Management
  • Time off for Dependants
  • Voluntary Reduced Time