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Glasgow Life - An Inclusive Employer

We are not all the same. We need different things, but we all rightly want and expect great public services. The size, scale and complexity of what we do means that what we do and how we do it has a big effect on the people that use our service and the organisations with whom we work. That’s why our approach to equalities and diversity needs to be fundamental to everything we do. It’s not an add-on.

It’s the right thing to do. It’s the law. It makes business-sense.

But most of all, we know that being a diverse organisation makes us better, as an employer and a service provider.

We need to ensure our workforce represents the diversity of the city and our services are accessible and welcoming to everyone.

We need to be a great place to work where talented people get opportunities to progress.

Everyone in Glasgow Life has a part to play. Why not join us and play your part?

View or download our Equal Opportunities Policy.

Our Commitment

We do this by promoting equality, valuing diversity and recognising the importance of dignity at work.

Achieving equality and diversity in our workforce is important to Glasgow Life. It’s not just about complying with the law but it’s also about recognising and valuing each other’s differences and treating one another fairly. Glasgow Life is also committed to diversifying its workforce, and in in turn better reflecting the community which it serves.

Glasgow Life strives to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity and improving the diversity make up of our workforce
  • Raise employees' awareness of equality and diversity and the inclusivity of our organisation

We need to be a great place to work where talented people get opportunities to progress. Everyone in Glasgow Life has a part to play. Why not join us and play your part?

Equality and Diversity Statistics

Equality statistics at Glasgow Life:

  • Workforce Profile 
  • Recruitment

Workforce Profiles 2017/18

Workforce Profile by Disability 30th September 2017​
Workforce Profile by Gender 30th September 2017
Workforce Profile by Ethnicity 30th September 2017
Workforce Profile by Religion & Belief 30th September 2017
Workforce Profile by Sexual Orientation 30th September 2017

Recruitment 2017/18

Recruitment Period Jan - Mar 2017
Recruitment Period Apr- June 2017
Recruitment Period July - Sept 2017

Gender Pay Gap

Glasgow Life is an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. Find out more.

LGBT Initiatives

We want you to bring your whole self to work and to feel confident in knowing that we believe that every part of what makes you who you are is important to us.

An inclusive environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms means you can be yourself and concentrate on what you do best. Breaking down barriers and benefitting from each other’s perspective means we share more so we learn more.

Glasgow Life, as an ALEO of Glasgow City Council, offers its LGBTI+ employees, or indeed anyone with an interest in supporting LGBTI+ colleagues, regular network opportunities to get together and to discuss relevant topics, share their ideas, insights and experiences.

Race Equality

At Glasgow Life we are committed to embedding equality across all of the work which we do, both in relation to the services we provide and the staff teams that provide them. We recognise that BAME staff are under-represented in the workplace and are therefore committed to attracting an increase of staff from minority ethnic groups. A focus group exists to address this under-representation.

At Glasgow Life we have a strong focus on recruitment and retention but we also aim to support and encourage more BAME colleagues to develop their careers within Glasgow Life and to let Black Asian Minority Ethnics in the wider community know that Glasgow Life is a great place to work.

Disability

If you are disabled, we will empower you to make the most of your abilities and create a work environment that’s accessible to everyone.

Glasgow Life has a demonstrated commitment to being disability confident. We believe there should be no barrier that prevents our people from being a part of our business. This ethos extends to our customer promise in regards to the services we deliver throughout the city.

Our efforts have culminated in Glasgow Life’s venues being registered on Euan’s Guide, a disabled access review website that aims to ‘remove the fear of the unknown’ and inspire people to try new places.

Carers Recognition

Glasgow Life is engaged with the Carer Positive scheme. The attainment of this award demonstrates Glasgow Life’s ongoing commitment to supporting its staff and in particular those who also find themselves with caring responsibilities in their own personal home-life.

Glasgow Life recognises that the balancing of both work and caring responsibilities can be challenging and has therefore implemented a number of employment policies and initiatives to provide support to those employees who find themselves with such circumstances.

Further Information

For more information regarding our equality diversity information or to receive this information in alternative format, contact: info@glasgowlife.org.uk