We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. We do not discriminate on grounds of religious belief or political opinion. We practice equality of opportunity in employment and select the best person for the job. To demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity we need to monitor the community background of applicants for appointment and our employees as required by the Fair Employment (NI) Order 1998. PLEASE ANSWER BOTH QUESTIONS

If you do not complete Question 1 of this questionnaire we are encouraged to use the “residuary” method which means that we can make a determination on the basis of personal information on file/application form.

Note: It is a criminal offence under the legislation for a person to “give false information in connection with the preparation of the monitoring return”.


This employer is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all job applicants. These notes explain the purpose of the questionnaire, the information to be provided and the way that the information will be used. 1. To ensure the confidentiality of this information the questionnaire has been given an identifying number. Only the monitoring officer will be able to identify this number. Your name should not be written on this questionnaire. You should not allow anyone else to use this questionnaire. If you should accidentally lose or destroy your questionnaire, contact the Monitoring officer, for a copy. 2. The information collected in this questionnaire provides us with very useful information on the profile of individuals applying to the company for jobs. The information will be used to measure the effectiveness of the company’s equal opportunities policy and will assist us to develop and review positive/affirmative action policies. 3. The Monitoring information will form no part of the selection process, except when it applies to Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and is confidential except in limited circumstances 4. Under fair employment (NI) Act 1989, the council is required to monitor the community background of its employees and applicants for vacant jobs. We are therefore asking you to indicate the community to which you belong, i.e. The Protestant Community, The Roman Catholic Community or Neither Community. 5. The information on the questionnaire will be entered into the confidential and secure computer system, which can be accessed only by the monitoring officer. The monitoring system will be concerned only with statistical analysis and will not identify individuals If you have any queries regarding the Monitoring questionnaire, please contact the Monitoring Officer