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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:

  • Age;
  • Disability;
  • Gender reassignment;
  • Marriage and civil partnership;
  • Pregnancy and maternity;
  • Race;
  • Religion or belief;
  • Sex; and
  • Sexual orientation.

Disability Confident Employer

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 applicants.

If you have or think you have dyslexia, you can contact our recruitment team who will be able to provide further information and assistance.

Carer positive

We have achieved the Carer Positive Engaged Award in recognition of our commitment to supporting employees who are carers, with a range of policies in place to assist with work and caring responsibilities.

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