Wirral Council is committed to equality of opportunity for everyone.

No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment than others because of their skin colour, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, gender or gender-identity, marital status, sexual orientation, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants.

Equality

We will ensure that all service and employment practices are lawful within the equalities legislation framework, and will promote equality of opportunity.

Diversity

The council recognises the variety of cultures, lifestyles, experiences, beliefs and perspectives across Wirral. This will be displayed in the council’s role as an employer, service provider, commissioner, partner agency and within its community leadership role.

The council is committed to delivering an inclusive recruitment and selection process aimed at creating a strong and diverse workforce.

View Wirral Council’s equality and diversity policies.

Disability Confident

Disability confident logoWirral Council has been awarded Disability Confident Level 2 employer. We are committed to employing and retaining disabled people. We take a positive approach in the selection of people with disabilities, including interviewing all disabled people who meet the essential selection criteria.

Disability Confident is a scheme that is designed to help us recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent. Being Disability Confident ensures we have the right policies, practices and processes in place to support our existing, and prospective employees that may have a disability or health condition.

Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. We are changing behaviour and cultures in our own organisation, with our stakeholders, networks, partners and communities.