Diversity and inclusion

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best.

 

We want to promote equality and fairness for all in our employment and will not discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (LGBTQI+). We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All employees whether part-time, full time or temporary will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training and any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

 

We have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge and are committed to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and make sure that employees who are facing these problems feel supported. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Disability Confident organisation.

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Our work in the equality, inclusion and diversity arena is going from strength to strength, with the establishment of our networks:

 

GLAM network (LGBTQI+) 

GLAM is a staff network of LGBT+ colleagues and allies that:

  • works to have a positive impact for LGBTQI+ colleagues in the workplace

  • raises overall awareness and visibility of its work

  • provides a social and supportive environment

The network meets monthly to provide support, an opportunity to discuss issues which affect LGBT+ people, and to identify ways to raise awareness of LGBTQI+ issues.

 

Diverse network

The Diverse Staff Network is a positive step for our organisation in promoting an inclusive workplace that actively celebrates its diverse community and workforce.

 

The network aims to: 

  • Have a positive impact for colleagues from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities in the workplace

  • Raise overall awareness and visibility of its work

  • Provide a social and supportive environment

Establishing the network is a stride toward starting the conversation about race equality in the Council in a constructive and open way and demonstrating that uncomfortable conversations can lead to real change.