Diversity

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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:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

We are Disability Confident Committed to the recruitment and selection of people with disabilities.  We guarantee an interview to any applicant who has a disability as defined under the Equality Act 2010 who meets the essential criteria for the role.

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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 recruitmentpositiveactionteam@scotland.pnn.police.uk 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
Scottish Police College - Jackton
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8GR

 

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