Equality And Diversity Officer

Equality And Diversity Officer Job Description

Equality And Diversity Officers Aim To Promote Good Relations And Practices Towards Different Minority Groups. These Generally Include The Equality Strands Of Gender, Race, Disability, Age, Religion And Sexual Orientation.

Their Work May Include Community Work Supporting People Who Experience Some Form Of Discrimination And Delivering Diversity Workshops To Communities, Staff And Volunteers. Many Roles Also Involve The Development, Monitoring And Review Of Policies And Strategies Designed To Ensure Organisations, Staff And Stakeholders Engage With Legislative Duties.

Equality And Diversity Officers Also Ensure That Everyone Has Equal Access To Services And They Aim To Stop Negative Attitudes. In Major Companies, Officers May Specialise In One Particular Area Such As Disability Or Race Relations While Those In Smaller Organisations May Work Across A Range Of Strands.

Equality And Diversity Officer Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • presenting reports and recommendations;
  • translating equality legislation into practice to ensure organisations meet statutory requirements;
  • preparing and delivering presentations and workshops to staff, stakeholders and partner organisations.
  • researching, applying and promoting diversity initiatives and sharing best practice;
  • developing systems for reporting any incidents of discrimination;
  • liaising with community groups and other relevant organisations, e.g. police, local councils, NHS trusts;
  • raising awareness in schools, colleges and the wider community;
  • dealing with conflict within the community or the workplace;
  • providing advice, guidance and support on equality and diversity issues;
  • assessing community needs and promoting community cohesion;
  • promoting changes within organisations and the wider community;
  • interacting with people at all levels and from a wide variety of backgrounds;
  • responding to complaints and providing information on options for complainants;
  • maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of anti-discriminatory legislation;
  • writing, implementing and reviewing policy at corporate and service level;

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