We recognise the value of diversity within the workplace – the skills and qualities that
every individual brings to our organisation. Our aim is to raise awareness of employment
opportunities within South Ayrshire Council with members of minority communities
and under-represented groups.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are under-represented in our
organisation. All applicants will go through the same selection process for a job and all
employees will be appointed solely on merit.
The Equality Act 2010 replaces previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act which
strengthens the protection afforded in some situations and creates nine protected characteristics
which cannot be used as a reason to treat people unfairly. Every person has one or more of
the protected characteristics, so the act protects everyone against unfair treatment.
The protected characteristics are:
- Gender reassignment;
- Marriage and civil partnership;
- Pregnancy and maternity;
- Religion or belief;
- Sex; and
- Sexual orientation.
POSITIVE ABOUT DISABLED PEOPLE
As part of our commitment to equality, we will interview all applicants who have a disability*
who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities. Should you
require any reasonable adjustments to assist you at any point during the recruitment and selection
process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
*a person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial
and long term adverse effect on that person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
We are committed to making our selection process and facilities as accessible as possible for
If you have or think you have dyslexia, you can contact our recruitment team who will be
able to provide further information and assistance.