Diversity & Inclusion

Few workplaces can offer the diversity of roles and career paths that we do. As a result, we employ people from all walks of life.

This diversity of backgrounds and experiences enriches what we do. It equips us with the insight and empathy to understand the things that matter to our customers, and the breadth of thinking to come up with innovative solutions and approaches.

You can expect to be working with people like you, and people who are very different to you. Reading is a diverse and vibrant place, and the council is committed to reflecting that diversity in its workforce, celebrating and encouraging difference.

We are keen to hear from all applicants who fit the criteria. Because we are clear that a combination of difference in our teams produces the best team performance, we are particularly keen to make sure that applicants include people from ethnic minorities, people who live openly as LGBTQI+, or with a disability. We recognise that what people bring through their personal experiences, background and identity significantly enhances the Council’s ability to deliver to our staff and residents.

Reading’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies.