Equality and Inclusion

The council is committed to creating a workplace culture that attracts, recruits, retains and develops staff from diverse backgrounds, representing, and therefore better serving, our communities. We are passionate about equality, committed to improving our staff diversity, and supporting an inclusive culture which allows everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. 

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, marriage (including equal/same-sex marriage) and civil partnership, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, race, religion or belief or pregnancy/maternity.

We are committed to recruiting Welsh speakers, disabled people, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people from minority ethnic backgrounds as part of our commitment to address under-representation across all levels of the organisation.

View our Strategic Equality Plan 2020 – 2024

Supporting a diverse workforce

To help us foster an inclusive culture, we have established a range of support networks for staff from under-represented groups to contribute to and support the delivery of our equality priorities, internally and across our communities.

Staff Networks are a powerful agent for organisational change and ensuring the voices of under-represented groups are heard, listened to, and influence policy and process. They are also a safe space for staff to share experiences and seek support.

Diversity Staff Network

Our Diversity Staff Network welcomes members of staff from any Black, Asian or other minority ethnic background. This includes White minority staff, such as Eastern European, Gypsy or Traveller colleagues. Membership will seek to reflect the diversity of minority ethnic communities that live and work in Newport, as well as other areas of diversity including gender, sexual and gender identity, disability and religion/faith.  

Pride Staff Network

Our Pride Network welcomes members of staff who identify as LGBTQ+.  Membership will seek to reflect the diverse sexual and gender identities of LGBTQ+ people, as well as other areas of diversity including gender, race, disability and religion/faith. The Pride Network recognises the role that effective allies can play in furthering LGBTQ+ equality.

While Network meetings are exclusively for colleagues that identify as LGBTQ+ in order to provide a safe space, the Network may choose to provide opportunities for allies to contribute to conversations and support the work of the group. 

IN-NCC Staff Network

Our IN-NCC Staff Network is a disability inclusive network that welcomes members of staff with a disability, including staff who are neurodivergent or living with a long-term health condition.