We strongly believe in the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourage applications from all sectors of our communities.

As South Wales’ communities change and become more culturally diverse, it is imperative that we adapt the way we deliver services and ensure that we fully represent and reflect the communities we serve.

Our employees are our most important asset. All of our employees make a key contribution each day and play an integral role in protecting the communities of South Wales. In addition to recognising the importance of the diverse functions across our organisation, we strongly believe in the value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We aim to mainstream equality and diversity into everything we do. The service actively promotes equality of opportunity, takes steps to prevent unlawful discrimination, and promotes good relations between people from various groups. We have worked towards the General and Wales Specific Duties under the Equality Act 2010 in achieving an inclusive workforce by;

  • Treating everyone fairly and with respect
  • Challenging prejudice and discrimination
  • Promoting knowledge and understanding of the general and Wales specific duties amongst employees
  • Promoting equal opportunities and progression in employment within the service
  • Facilitating positive action days specifically for people from groups under-represented internally and externally
  • Promoting and support awareness days and equality campaigns internally and externally (e.g. LGBT+ Black History Month, Mental Health Awareness Day)
  • Supporting staff to attend a variety of equality and diversity-related conferences and workshops for professional development
  • Supporting the MIND Blue Light Programme, which offers mental health support for emergency services employees
  • Providing a Colleague Support Team that is made up of trained supporters who provide support and guidance to enable individuals to deal with any issues or concerns they may have
  • Providing varying solutions for different needs and expectations. This includes ensuring that any document or information published meets general or Wales specific equality duties in a form that is accessible to people from protected groups

One of our corporate outcomes is to have a workforce that is diverse, equally valued, and all have access to development as well as professional opportunities. (Strategic Equality Plan 2015-2020)

Any further enquiries please contact the recruitment team on 01443 232200.