Working for Harrow Council: equal opportunities

Harrow Council aspires to be at the forefront of promoting equality of opportunity as an employer, service provider, procurer of goods and services and a community leader. We aim to tackle all forms of discrimination and achieve equality irrespective of ones age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Employing people with disabilities

We want to actively encourage more people with disabilities to apply for jobs with us. The council is signed up to be a Disability Confident employer. Currently Harrow Council is Disability Confident Committed. View information on the disability confident campaign.  

If you have a disability and you meet the minimum requirements for the job, we would welcome an application from you. This commitment has also been recommended to all schools in the borough.

Please indicate in your application if you need any specific assistance or adjustments to enable you to be interviewed. If you need any specialist equipment or reasonable adjustments made to the work, or work environment, to enable you to carry out the duties of the post for which you have applied, you should provide details along with your application and these will be discussed with you at the interview.

Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme 

We have signed up to Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme to advance equality of opportunity for new and existing Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) members of staff and elected members. Our aim is to create a working environment that enables people to work in the organisation without fear of bullying or feeling that they need to hide. Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme is recognised as Britain's good practice employers' forum for LGBT issues in the workplace.

Recruitment of ex-offenders

Harrow Council is committed to the fair treatment of all its staff, potential staff, and users of its services, regardless of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or offending background.

We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records. We select all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

To find out more, download our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.