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About the Scottish Parliament

Equal opportunities

The Parliament is an inclusive organisation. We want to:

  • recruit people from different social, ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • help young people get into work
  • retain and support our diverse workforce

Applying for a job

We want to make sure that all job applicants and staff are treated fairly, with respect and without bias. No job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment than others because of her or his:

  • age
  • disability (unless such treatment is objectively justified)
  • gender identity
  • sex 
  • sexual orientation, marital or family status
  • racial group (includes colour, race, nationality, national or ethnic origin)
  • religion, religious belief, or a similar philosophical belief (or lack of any of these)
  • part-time or fixed-term contract status (unless such treatment is objectively justified)
  • trade union membership status/activities
  • offending background

We guarantee to interview any disabled applicants who meet the essential requirements for the job applied for.

We're committed to:

  • building a diverse and representative workforce
  • promoting equality of opportunity and treatment 
  • eliminating unfair discrimination in our employment practices

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