Celebrating inclusion, valuing difference

Your East Riding… Where Everyone Matters

Working for us

At East Riding of Yorkshire Council we value diversity.

Valuing differences

We want to ensure that we attract, retain and develop the very best people to build a diverse and talented workforce. Every member of staff has an equal opportunity to make the most of their career with us and we understand and celebrate differences in our workforce. When you join us, we want you to feel valued at work – we will value your ideas and the different perspectives you bring to the table.

Fair recruitment

We value diversity and are dedicated to treating all of our employees and prospective employees fairly and with respect. We do not discriminate and ensure that everyone is given an equal opportunity, in accordance with the law and as an individual, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Supporting our people

Putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, we have a range of staff networks developed by staff communities including the Disabled Staff Network, LGBT+ Employee Network, Veteran Network, Carers Network and Neurodiversity Working Group.

We recognise that inequality, disadvantage and discrimination exist in society and we we are committed to treating all residents, service users and staff fairly and ensuring equality of opportunity for all. View the council's Equality Plan.

Empowering and Supporting Communities

Fair Recruitment

We are committed to ensuring the equality of opportunity for all of our employees and job applicants.

We create

an inclusive environment where everyone is welcomed and difference is valued

We promote

a culture that’s open and transparent and where we treat everyone fairly and with respect

We encourage

a workspace where everyone can feel supported to be themselves whoever they are

White Ribbon Accredited

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls.


Disability confident scheme

We are proud to announce we have signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. The scheme is aimed at removing barriers for disabled people seeking employment and opportunities.

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse workplace. To find out more about what this means visit: #DisabilityConfident

Age Friendly Employer

We are delighted to have signed up to the #AgeFriendlyEmployer Pledge, a nationwide programme for the employers who recognise the value of older workers.

Visit AgeingBetter.org.uk

International Women's Day

The Aura Innovation Centre in Hessle welcomed the launch of the Women in the Workforce project to celebrate #internationalwomensday. Humber Women in the Workforce is part of the Step Change Programme. East Riding is lead partner of the Step Change Programme and is supported by a range of delivery partners across the Humber region.

We love Pride

Proud to support Pride in Hull in July 2022 🏳️‍🌈 To continue supporting our LGBT+ staff, allies and our local community, we became a corporate sponsor.

Our colleagues from recruitment, fostering, public health and our LGBT+ employee network took part in the parade as it made its way through the streets of Hull.

We also supported the inaugural Bridlington, Goole and Wolds Pride events, which took place across the summer of 2022.

Employees who are carers

We appreciate that many of our employees have duties outside of their working hours, and that some provide unpaid care for a family member or friend. We understand how difficult it can be to combine caring for someone with full-time or part-time employment. Here is some support we have put in place to help our employees who are carers:

Supporting our disabled staff

Along with our staff network where the group contribute to consultations, help inform policy change in the workplace, help individuals feel less alone and give a stronger voice to address barriers and discrimination, staff can benefit from:

Armed Forces Covenant

We have been granted the silver award as part of the Employer Recognition Scheme for the Armed Forces Covenant.

If you are serving, or have served in HM Armed Forces, the Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to make sure you and your family, as part of the Armed Forces community, are treated fairly when you access services, and do not suffer a detriment compared to other citizens. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most, such as the injured and the bereaved.

About the Armed Forces Covenant

Employer Recognition Scheme - Silver Award - Armed Forces Covenant