Equality, access and inclusion

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As both an employer and as a leader in the community, we know we have an important role in paving the way for equality, access and inclusion and developing and embedding changes to grow a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace that empowers all people to bring their whole selves to work and meaningfully participate in our community.

The case for equality, access and inclusion

We wholeheartedly believe that the decisions we make and the services we deliver benefit from having a workforce representative of the community we support - that the diversity of thought, experience, insights and background will ensure the needs of the broader community are considered in all we do.

A respectful and inclusive workplace culture supports the safety and wellbeing of all by ensuring everyone feels safe and supported to bring their whole selves to work. It means that our people are more engaged, our workplace made more accessible for all and our organisation will continue to evolve and adapt from the shared knowledge and experience of a diverse workforce.

We also know that in removing barriers to employment and access we may increase the number of potential applicants for our roles - ensuring we can always select the best of the best.

Inclusion at Golden Plains Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe workplace environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and inclusion. We recognise the value and diversity and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the heritage of all Australians and our workplace.

We are striving to build a workforce that reflects the community in which we operate and encourage applications from people of all ages, genders, abilities and cultural backgrounds.

We proactively deliver on the commitments outlined in our Gender Equality and Reconciliation Action Plan while also implementing changes to improve the accessibility of our workplaces.

Accessibility and adjustments

If you have specific accessibility needs which will help you best participate in the recruitment process or in workplace activities, please call us. Many of our sites have a range of accessible features and we will make adjustments wherever possible so that all people are able to fully and meaningfully participate in our workplace.

You can discuss your needs with the hiring manager or email us at [email protected].

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