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Positive Action

Positive Action is a range of initiatives that employers can lawfully take to actively encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply. We encourage applications from people in under-represented groups who are looking for new and challenging career opportunities.

Positive Action is often confused with Positive Discrimination. Positive Action does not mean people will be recruited simply because of their gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. This is ‘positive discrimination’ which is unlawful. We treat all applicants equally and recruitment is based on merit.

Who does it apply to?

Individuals with a protected characteristic who suffer some form of disadvantage because of that characteristic or are disproportionately under-represented. These characteristics include:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Follow this link to the Equality Act 2010

Did you know you can get pre-application assistance from our Positive Action Coordinators? Contact them via email