Commitment to Diversity

Surf Coast Shire Council is committed to a workplace culture of equity, inclusion and diversity that eliminates all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying. We value the uniqueness of individuals and provide an environment in which all employees are able to contribute to our success.

To achieve this we have fourteen Workplace Diversity Commitments across the following four areas that determine our actions and decision-making:

Value uniqueness

Our commitment to value uniqueness means building an inclusive and respectful workforce that values the differences of others and reflects the diversity of our community. Our leaders will look to find and harness the unique strengths and talents of each individual. Our employees will be well informed on diversity related matters and our workplace will be free of discrimination and harassment.

Gender equity

Our commitment to gender equity means that we will improve gender parity, particularly at a leadership level. We will provide a supportive and flexible working environment for women, and will contribute to a pipeline of female leadership talent within local government.

Young people

Our commitment to young people means that we will increase the participation of people aged less than 30 years in our workforce.

People with disability

Our commitment to people with disability means that we will create an inclusive workplace by meeting the needs of people with disability. Council’s workplace profile will reflect the community demographic with respect to people with disability. Career development opportunities will be equally available to employees with disability and fair recruitment and selection processes will apply to all people, including those with disability.