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Inclusive workplace

We actively seek to create an inclusive workplace culture is one in which everyone feels that they belong through feeling safe in being themselves, that their contribution matters, policies and practices are fair and diverse range of people are supported to work together effectively.

Our commitment to an inclusive workplace is underpinned by one of our strategic objectives:


Our strategic aim is to promote equality of opportunity, to eliminate discrimination and harassment and to foster good relationships as an organisation, an employer and service provider. To do this we will also provide opportunities for local democracy to empower people to lead change in their community.

We will take account of visible and invisible equality and diversity issues, promote shared understanding and celebrate the richness diversity brings to our services and our neighbourhoods.

By 2025 we aim to:

  • Increase diversity across our staff to better reflect the communities we work with every day and provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds and capabilities.  
  • Continue to maintain our status as a Stonewall Diversity Champion and for the Association’s Young People’s Service to retain LGBT Youth Scotland charter accreditation.
  • Aim for the Investors in People Gold award and Investors in Young People Gold award to show our commitment to being an excellent employer.

While we have no policy of treating more favourably candidates sharing any particular protected characteristic, we are particularly interested to hear from under-represented groups within our employee team, and we will actively engage with work programmes to help address some our under-representation. 

Read more about our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy here.