Oxford City Council,
Telephone: 01865 249811
Working for us
We recognise and value the diversity of our workforce and communities and want to ensure that all the attributes, talents and skills available throughout the community are recognised when employment opportunities arise. The law and Council's constitution requires that all officers except political assistants must be appointed on merit.
We take every possible step to ensure our employees, and potential employees, are all treated fairly and given equal opportunity and support appropriate to their needs. All employment decisions including those on recruitment, selection, promotion, training and career development, are based solely on objective criteria.
We oppose all forms of discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religious or political belief, sexuality, age, nationality, pregnancy, membership or non-membership of a trade union, gender reassignment or HIV status. This policy should be read in conjunction with our Corporate Equalities Scheme and Fair Employment Statement.
If this policy is successful, the workforce will be a reflection of Oxford's population and all employees will have equal opportunities in their work.
It is in this way - through fair, open and transparent recruitment, selection and development - that the Council and its workforce can work towards and achieve its vision of providing excellent quality services to the people of Oxford.
Investors in People
Oxford City Council has been awarded the Investors in People Standard, following assessment in June 2011.
This accreditation recognises our good work in communicating with our employees, driving improvement, delivering results and our focus on developing our staff.
Visit the Investors in People website for more information.
Stonewall Diversity Champion
We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Stonewall are the national best practice organisation that assists and advises employers to continue to be a LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) inclusive employer.
The Stonewall website provides links to a comprehensive range of practical guides and current research.
Oxford is proud to have also achieved a first year ranking in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index for the top 378 employers in the UK.
Two Ticks Disability Symbol
We have been accredited with the Two Ticks Disability Symbol.
If an employer uses this symbol, it means they are positive about employing disabled people and will be keen to know about your abilities.
The symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers in England, Scotland and Wales who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.
You can find out more about the Two Ticks Disability Symbol and the criteria on the Directgov website.