Equality and diversity

Equality means treating all people with fairness, decency and respect. Diversity is recognising difference and striving to meet people’s different needs in a positive way.

The council’s statement of commitment towards equal opportunities and diversity is as follows;

We are committed to:

  • Removing unfair treatment
  • Promoting equality of opportunity and;
  • Fostering good relations between all people.

Our values are embedded in our Corporate Strategy:

  • Fairness and integrity in all that we do
  • Responsibility for our actions
  • Respect and support for each other.

Comprehensive equality policy

Our comprehensive equality policy reflects the public sector equality duty. The duty requires us to publish information regarding local equality issues and set equality objectives.

Each report that goes before a committee of the council has a summary of impact on staff and communities. If you require more information, please contact the author of the report in the first instance.

You can find out more about our communities in East Hampshire by reading the following document:

Gender pay gap

As a result of the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, employers with 250 or more employees are now required to publish statutory gender pay gap calculations annually.

Staff profile

The staff profile published is a snapshot of our overall workforce, taken on the 31 January 2021.