Building a diverse and integrated police team
In short, it’s what we’re doing to show that Northamptonshire Police is a great place to work for people who are currently under-represented in our Force. We’re passionate about better reflecting the diverse communities we serve, and we want to – need to – do something about it.
It’s about you and what you are capable of achieving
We use Positive Action because we recognised that people with minority identities were coming up against barriers during the recruitment process. Positive Action helps us encourage under-represented groups to apply for roles in the police and support them through the process, ensuring their skills are acknowledged, but without tipping the scales in their favour.
This mustn’t be confused with positive discrimination, which is unlawful and can create an uneven playing field which can be unfair.
By ensuring Positive Action is a key part of all our recruitment activities, we can encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to apply in the first place.