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Knowing our workforce

We are committed to supporting and harnessing a diverse and modern workforce for the benefit of service users. We’re in a position as a Council to refine the way we collect information about our workforce, analyse the information and make best use of our workforce data.

There are a wide range of initiatives to support a modern and diverse workforce and bring in young people, for example, apprenticeships and work experience. We’ve also started to introduce e-learning as a tool for staff with different learning styles and home workers.

Staff survey

Ipsos MORI, an independent research agency, carried out our staff survey in October and November 2018. The survey gave staff an opportunity to let us know their thoughts and opinions about their working life and their attitudes towards the Council as an employer.

Our workforce

We aim to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve across all grades. Our annual workforce profile provides an overview of the organisation’s employment profile and allows us to monitor and understand how policies and decisions impact on people with different protected characteristics.


As part of our work to promote rights for people who are lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) we are proud to be part of Stonewall’s diversity champion programme. The programme aims to promote the rights of LGB people in the workplace and service provision. Visit the sexual orientation page for more information.

A Disability Confident employer

We are committed to creating an environment which encourages disabled people to seek and maintain employment with us.

The Council has been accredited as a Disability Confident​ employer. Jobcentre Plus runs the scheme on behalf of the Department for Work and pensions.

The accreditation is awarded to employers who can demonstrate their commitment to:

  • getting the right people
    • including a commitment to offering an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • keeping and developing our people
Page updated on: 4 July 2019