Information for job applicants – Equality and Diversity at Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council wants residents, visitors, businesses and employees to have the same opportunity for success as anyone else, ensuring that its information, services and role as an employer presents no barriers to that success.

We have set ourselves the following Equality Objectives for the period 2020 - 2024

  • Provide a welcoming and safe place for our communities, visitors and businesses which embraces equality and is free from discrimination.
  • Provide relevant services that are free from discrimination and delivered in a way that is responsive and accessible.
  • Foster an accessible and inclusive working environment for all our staff and strive to achieve a workforce that is representative and diverse.

To support these objectives we are developing a four year action plan with a number of activities to ensure that equality and diversity remains an important part of our everyday role in the community. You can Download our Equality Policy below:


Who we are

We look at information our staff provide to us about gender, disability and ethnicity, to ensure that we are representative of the community we serve and identify areas of under representation. Read the Workforce Profiling Report for 2021/22.

How we ensure that Equality and Diversity is part of our everyday work

Every three months the council’s Corporate Equality Group meets to identify and discuss issues relating to Equality and Diversity.

New and reviewed policies and strategies are assessed to see if an Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is required. An EIA will look at a new policy, for example and look at what equality data has been collected, what impact there may be on all of the protected characteristic groups.

Once EIAs have been approved we monitor them to ensure that any potential impact is managed and reported on. 

We monitor complaints to ensure that any issues are swiftly identified and any necessary changes in practice or procedure are implemented.

Our role as an employer

We have been accredited with the “Disability Confident Employer” status. As an employer we have a proven track record in removing barriers and making those reasonable adjustments needed to ensure that disabled people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, whilst ensuring that as an employer we benefit from the skills that a disabled person can bring to the services we provide.

By completing the equality monitoring form that is part of the application process you help us to evidence the diversity of job applicants and staff that we employ, to show the community that we are truly representative.

We ask that all our staff treat each other as well as our customers with respect and dignity and we provide Equality and Diversity training for all staff.

Equality issues form part of our Employee Personal Development Reviews, to allow staff to identify their own needs and also develop individual service’s commitment to equality and diversity.