We welcome job applications from anyone who has the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the job. We want a workforce that reflects the range of people in Newcastle. We do this by making sure that people from groups that are under-represented in our workforce are encouraged to apply for jobs. We’ll also make sure any qualifications, conditions or requirements we give for a job are actually needed to do the job.
We take equality into account in all aspects of employment, such as advertising vacancies, interviewing, terms and conditions of work, training and development, promotion and reasons for ending employment. We keep reviewing what we do as our aim is to be excellent in equality and diversity practice.
We also recognise that at all stages of our lives we work best when we can successfully combine and achieve the right balance between work and our responsibilities to ourselves and others. Our Council is determined that our staff get this chance for work-life balance. Through a range of flexible working practices and other support schemes, we can help staff to achieve the work-life balance that's right for them.
We are a Disability Confident Employer. Disabled job applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification are guaranteed an interview. This positive action on disability is endorsed by all our directorates and is recommended to schools. Find out more about our guaranteed interview scheme for disabled people on our website.