We recognise the value of diversity within the workplace – the skills and qualities that every individual brings to our teams and projects across the Force. Our aim is to raise awareness of employment opportunities at Police Scotland with members of minority communities and under represented groups.
The Equality Act 2010 replaces previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act which strengthens the protection afforded in some situations and creates nine protected characteristics, which cannot be used as a reason to treat people unfairly. Every person has one or more of the protected characteristics, so the act protects everyone against unfair treatment. The protected characteristics are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
We are committed to the “Positive about Disabled People” standards and are proud to be accredited by Job Centre Plus, with and to display the ‘double tick’ symbol. In terms of recruitment, this means that we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
Our Positive Action Team
Police Scotland's Positive Action Team are based at Jackton and provide support to people across Scotland from under represented groups who are considering a career in policing. The team work in particular with people from ethnic minority communities and are keen to hear from anyone interested in becoming a police officer.
To speak to the team contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01355 566683.
[The above contact details are not monitored outwith office hours, to report a crime call 101 and in an emergency call 999.]
The team is based at:
Police Scotland Recruitment
Force Training and Recruitment Centre
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