Diversity statement

We are committed to treating people fairly with dignity and respect. Everyone who lives or works in or visits the city regardless their -

  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • sexuality
  • disability
  • age
  • faith

should experience high quality service and customer care from us.

We are committed to -

  • providing good quality services that people need
    promoting social inclusion and creating an urban renaissance
  • rejuvenating the city's economy and environment
  • supporting individuals and communities to create safe and healthy environment in which they can flourish
  • learning from others and seeking best practice (for example - responding effectively to the challenges posed by the Corporate Governance Inspection)
  • actively looking to develop worthwhile and sustainable partnerships at the -
    • local
    • national
    • international level
  • developing the full potential of the city and its people by being -
    • outward looking
    • enhancing its image
    • celebrating its achievements 
    • building on the pride people have in their communities

Core values

  • communicating openly and honestly
  • putting people and communities at the heart of everything we do
  • ensuring people are treated equally and that difference is valued
  • valuing and investing in people as the City Council's key resource
  • encouraging local democracy and public accountability
  • striving for excellence concentrating on outcomes, not process
  • contributing to and taking and interest in all new initiatives within the city
  • being responsive to changing -
    • aspirations
    • priorities
    • opportunities

For more information visit the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.