Equality & Diversity
The Council’s vision for Hart is a district that appreciates and celebrates its diversity, challenges intolerance and discrimination, and positively promotes equality and community cohesion. And through the effective delivery of services and activities, the district will be a place where all residents have the opportunity to contribute towards and benefit from the district’s success.
The Council is committed to working towards the elimination of discrimination, and to achieve equality of opportunity and outcomes for the residents and communities of Hart, and all employees of the Council.
The Law & Our Commitment to Comply With It
The Council has a legal duty to provide all services and employment opportunities fairly and without discrimination. This duty arises from the legislation that governs discrimination as well as legislation on human rights, rehabilitation of offenders and equal pay.
The Council will not discriminate on grounds of sex or sexual-orientation, trans-gender status, marital status, race, religion or belief, age, disability, pregnancy or maternity. It will not discriminate on the basis of HIV status, social or economic status, responsibility for dependents, trade union membership or unrelated criminal conviction.
All local authorities have a legal duty to work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advancing equality of opportunity between people from different groups, and fostering good relations between people from different groups. Hart District Council aims to actively deliver this duty through all of our services, functions and decision-making processes and through the power we have to influence partners.
Our People and Values
We are in the process of developing our strategies and central to this is the information we use to monitor our workforce as well as the equalities policy we have in place, which reflect our values and guide our actions. We welcome job applicants from all sections of the community and aim to manage our people in a way that is fair and equitable, encouraging participation and harnessing talents.
The Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Standard underpin our values and support the stance we take to eliminate unlawful discrimination in all parts of our business and services.
Hart District Council - Workforce Profile - Equalities Data 2013
2011 Census Hart and Hampshire figures for Household Language
2011 Census Ethnic Group for Hart by percentage with the rest of Hampshire for information
2011 Census Ethnic Group for Hart with the rest of Hampshire for information
2011 Census Religion Hart and Hampshire figures
2011 Census Health and provision of unpaid Care Hart and Hampshire figures
2011 Census Marital and Civil Partnership Status in Hart and Hampshire