Few workplaces can offer the diversity of roles and career paths that we do. As a result, we employ people from all walks of life. This diversity of backgrounds and experiences enriches what we do. It equips us with the insight and empathy to understand the things that matter to our customers, and the breadth of thinking to come up with innovative solutions and approaches.

You can expect to be working with people like you, and people who are very different to you. Reading is a diverse and vibrant place, and the council is committed to reflecting that diversity in its workforce, celebrating and encouraging difference.

Disability Confident

The Council is a Disability Confident employer. If you have declared a disability in your application we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible. An example would be ensuring that the interview is held in an accessible room or building.

If you are offered a job, we will make any reasonable adjustments that you might require.

Reading LGBT+ Network

Reading Borough Council has a LGBT+ Network for colleagues to discuss LGBT+ issues within and outside of the council. It is designed to support individuals of the LGBT+ community to feel that they can be who they are at work. The network is open to all staff, including allies. Meetings are held at the end of every month with frequent social events organised through the network. 

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