Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council
Telephone: 01324 506070

Equal opportunities

Falkirk Council aims to be an equal opportunities employer by creating a working environment where all forms of discrimination are unacceptable. The Council is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all employees and to service users.

We will not show preference or discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, national origin, disability, marital status, sexuality, responsibility for dependants, age, class, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, trade union activity or unrelated criminal conviction.

Equal Opportunities Policy

The Council has adopted an Equal Opportunities Policy that reflects our commitment to equality in line with our goals and values. This policy ensures equality of access to employment and service provision.

The aims of the policy

  • Adoption of anti-discriminatory practices at all stages of service delivery and the employment of individuals through recruitment and selection.
  • Meeting legislative responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.
  • Promoting the value of diversity within our workforce and the community by working towards a workforce profile that reflects the profile of the local community.
  • Use proactive means to redress inequalities created by historical discrimination against disadvantaged groups in the fields of employment and service delivery/provision.

Current Equality Policies and Guidelines

Working groups

  • Domestic Abuse Multi Agency Forum
  • Disabled Access Working Group
  • Falkirk Access Panel
  • Fair for All
  • Forth Valley LGBT Development Group 
  • MAHRS Group

Guidelines/handbooks

  • Employee handbook
  • Communication guidelines for ethnic minority communities and people with disabilities
  • Cultural awareness handbook
  • Flexible working guidelines

Support

Events

Documents

 Equality and Poverty
 publication summaries

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Contact Us
  • By Post:
    Human Resources
    Corporate & Neighbourhood Services
    Falkirk Council
    Municipal Buildings
    West Bridge Street
    Falkirk
    FK1 5RS
  • By Telephone:
    01324 506070
  • By Email:
    hr@falkirk.gov.uk