No matter which local authority school or independent academy you decide to work in, you can be assured you’ll be treated fairly and with dignity.
Blackpool Council has a clear commitment to equality and diversity in the recruitment of all school employees and values the rich diversity of our community. Our workforce actively promotes equality; encourages respect for each other; and opposes discrimination. We aim to recruit and retain a workforce that reflects the expertise and diversity of our local area.
We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and combating discrimination. Our commitment extends beyond what we promise to do and can be identified in our working practices, behaviours, and staff training. Our monitoring arrangements ensure that people are treated fairly regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.
Candidates with disabilities who meet the essential requirements of the job role are guaranteed an interview through the Council’s guaranteed interview scheme. Please indicate on your application form any disability you may have and also any reasonable adjustments you may need to help us ensure you are able to take part in the recruitment process. For example, help with access to buildings or a British sign language interpreter.
To enable us to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality in Employment Policy we will ask all applicants to complete a confidential questionnaire. This will be removed from the application process prior to short-listing. The information supplied will be kept in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.