Working for Runnymede Borough Council

Equal opportunities

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Runnymede Borough Council, which comprises all colleagues, Councillors and our partners, commits to the following six principles:

  1. Supporting all members of the council workforce (colleagues, partners, Councillors) to be able to challenge discriminatory behaviour or language, including micro-aggressions
  2. Understanding, identifying and promoting the rich, diverse cultural offer of the council 
  3. Reminding ourselves that we each have a joint and personal responsibility in upholding the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Everyone is accountable
  4. Ensuring that we strive for real representation across the organisation. Challenging any practices or procedures that might be deemed biased or unfair so that each and every member of the council feels at home within their respective workspace
  5. Creating the best environment for complex and challenging conversations regarding both protected and non-protected characteristics, as defined under the Equalities Act 2010
  6. Allowing everyone the right to make mistakes and learn from one another to achieve true mutual respect and understanding. Reminding one another that we all have lessons to learn, as well as a duty to call one another into the best behaviours

We are also proud to be a Disability Committed Employer working towards becoming a disability confident employer.

Get in touch about work opportunities

We are a flexible employer, with a range of family-friendly policies, good benefits and, where appropriate, adopt a hybrid approach to the workplace. We are transforming the way we work – so it’s an interesting time to take up a role in local government.