Disability Confident Employer

As an accredited Disability Confident employer Portsmouth City Council is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination.

The Disability Confident scheme demonstrates Portsmouth City Council’s commitment in ensuring disabled people are treated fairly and have equal access to opportunities and development. The Disability Confident logo reflects that we encourage and welcome disabled applicants to seek and maintain employment in all roles across the council.

In particular we will:

  • ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • offer an interview to all applicants with a disability providing they meet the minimum criteria (outlined in the job profile) for the role
  • anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay and develop in work
  • You will have access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships

Equalities statement

We strive to remain a diverse and inclusive employer, recruiting the very best people to work for us – from a wide and diverse pool of talent.

As one of the largest employers in Portsmouth, we are committed to playing our part in reversing discrimination and helping under-represented groups to access opportunity. We do this by:

  • supporting inclusive recruitment practices and removing discrimination against any employee or applicant in their access to employment, training, working conditions, promotion or dismissal
  • seeking to build a workforce which reflects the diversity of Portsmouth’s communities – being regarded as an employer of choice by, and for, those we serve;
  • taking practical steps to address disadvantage and encourage equality of opportunity. This has included, for example, supporting Armed Forces Service Leavers to transition into public sector employment, hosting work placements for Looked After Children, and becoming a Disability Confident employer;
  • promoting apprenticeship opportunities for under-represented groups – particularly for roles not typically sought, or filled, by women;
  • working to implement best practice in all ongoing and future work, in close collaboration with a range of active staff networks.