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Equality and Diversity

We are always working to make sure that the Council is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, and our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas and innovations. We are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential.

Sefton is the first local authority within the Liverpool City Region to be Navajo accredited, which means we’re committed to promoting the rights of LGBTQ+ people. As well as this, we’re also a Disability Confident accredited employer and are fully committed to building a diverse workforce that represents the needs of our communities. We have a number of staff forums including: Black and Ethnically Diverse Group, LGBTQ+ Group, Women’s Network, Disability Staff Network, Christian Workplace Group.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

All applications for jobs in the service of the Authority will receive equal treatment irrespective of their race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. We have also made ‘care experienced’ a protected characteristic here in Sefton and welcome any applications from people who may have previously been cared for.

We have a series of family friendly policies to help staff achieve a good work-life balance and flexible working and part time job roles offer the flexibility to have both a work and a family life. We also offer training on Equality and Diversity issues including menopause, race equality and unconscious bias.

Last Updated on Thursday, October 26, 2023

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