The role of the Diversity Unit 

Diversity is one of the Fire and Rescue Services core values.

We value diversity in the service and the community by:

  • Treating everyone fairly and with respect
  • Providing varying solutions for different needs and expectations
  • Promoting equal opportunities in employment and progression within the service
  • Challenging prejudice and discrimination

The diversity unit underpins SWFRS by:

  • Offering in-house advice and guidance on equality and diversity issues
  • Advocating for equality and diversity improvements
  • Working with key partners to gain, share, and implement best practice
  • Enabling ownership of diversity by supporting managers and staff
  • Promoting real and meaningful mainstreaming throughout the business
  • Assisting the Service in assessing how best to meet the diverse needs
  • Encouraging the organisational and cultural development of the Service
  • Advising on legal compliance requirements
  • Acting as a key point for external partners

             Contact Details

Carey Wood – Diversity Officer

01443 232749

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Page Last Updated on 22/3/2018