Diversity & Inclusion
At Harrow, we’re proud to be one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse boroughs in the country. People from different backgrounds and communities live side by side here, creating a rich variety of experiences that has a positive influence on everybody’s lives. It’s one of the reasons why Harrow is such a great place to live, work and visit.
As a council, we have a vision based on recognising the needs of every local community and promoting inclusion and cohesion, fairness and justice. We not only want to continue bringing our diverse communities together, but we are also taking positive steps to ensure that we reflect and represent those communities at every level of our organisation.
That’s why we are continuously reviewing our recruitment policies to encourage people from every sector of the community to work for us.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to every aspect of our work, from the services we provide to the partners we work with and the goods and services we buy. As part of an extensive Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) process, we engage with local communities and the people who use our services to understand their different needs, so we can continue to improve. And when we’re choosing trading partners, we make sure the process is fair and impartial, and that our chosen suppliers share our commitment to equality and diversity.
This is all part of our aim to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of every community in Harrow.
What you can expect as an employee
Our open, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere offers everyone here the support and development opportunities they need. From an appropriate work life balance, to mentoring and coaching that enables you to build your skills and knowledge, you can look forward to both personal and professional support. You’ll also find a collaborative approach that encourages partnership and teamwork, giving you the opportunity to work closely with – and to learn from – people with different perspectives and viewpoints.
In short, you’ll find an environment where you’ll have every opportunity to fulfil your true potential, regardless of your age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.