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Diversity

8.6 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2015)

2015

"Surrey County Council care a great deal for supporting diversity and equality, and this is built into the recruitment processes. For instance, there are flexible arrangements to support parents, and of the seven most senior posts in the organisation four are women."
Midlevel, London
"There is an LGBT and disability support group to support diversity in the company."
Graduate, London
"There is a great sense of commitment to diversity both on the NGDP and at my council. The NGDP actively encourages people from all backgrounds, which is seen through there being a lot of women and BME on the scheme. They also actively encourage career changers so you get a brilliant mixture of ages and experience. This is mirrored at my council."
Graduate, Manchester
"This is the most diverse employer I have ever worked for. There are good maternity and childcare offers. We could do more in mobility as some council offices are not really suitable and have lifts. However, in general it is a good place to work. I have never felt discriminated against or witnessed discrimination at work."
Graduate, London
"There are several staff groups in the council and they all have very senior sponsors sitting on the groups."
Entry level, Chichester

2014

"Diversity is one of the borough’s strengths and there is an active Head of Equality within HR whose job it is to advise on issues in the area."
Graduate, London
"There is a good gender balance, especially at senior level, although few BME groups."
Entry level, London
"Flexible working helps with disability/childcare. I would say that 70% of the workforce is female - but 75% of the senior managers are men."
Graduate, Cambridge
"Diversity is at the forefront of our minds in local government and colleagues come from many different backgrounds. The residents we serve are also diverse."
Graduate, London
"There is a huge amount of diversity in the council and organisation as a whole."
Graduate, London
"I feel that a little more could be done to encourage women to work at the top of local authorities."
Graduate, Nottingham
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