Equality and Diversity
Strathclyde Fire & Rescue is committed to building equality
into all that we do whether it is in our employment practices, in
the services we provide or in the values we work to.
We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity, respect
and consideration and that all of our employees have a role to play
in delivering this important agenda. Our Equality and Diversity Policy sets out our
overall commitment to equality and diversity and our Single Equality Scheme contains the equality
action plan outlining those steps we will implement to ensure that
we meet these high standards.
No employee, job applicant, customer or recipient of services
will receive less favourable treatment on any grounds including the
Race, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origins,
disability, age (subject to normal retirement age and restrictions
on the employment of young people), gender, sexual orientation,
marital status, responsibility for dependants, employment status,
background, social and economic circumstances, education, address,
trade union activity or political affiliation.
Or be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be
shown to be justifiable.
Equality and Diversity in Our Values
Treating people with dignity and respect is an underlying
principle for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue. Developed by our
own employees, our Values reflect the PRIDE we feel in our Service
and show how well equality and diversity is integrated into
everything we do.
Providing services that meet the differing needs of the diverse
communities we serve is at the core of our day-to-day business.
Whether it is in the delivery of a front-line emergency response,
or in the provision of community safety education, we tailor our
approach to the needs of the communities we serve. You can
find out more about how to become involved with Strathclyde Fire
and Rescue and how we can best meet your needs by exploring this
website or by contacting us using the feedback form in the Contact page.
To ensure access to our services we train all of our employees
in equality and diversity awareness, provide a range of information
leaflets in alternate formats, work in close partnership with local
community groups across the Strathclyde area and consult with
stakeholder groups at a national level. Should you require
Community Safety information in an alternate format please access
the Your Safety
pages of this website to find out which documents are
available. If you wish to find out what community engagement
activities are taking please in your local area please contact your
local fire station - see your area for contact details.
We use the Equality Impact Assessment process to ensure that all
of our policies and practices are free from unlawful
discrimination. Information about completed Equality Impact
Assessments is available in our Publication Scheme using the Freedom of Information
link on this website.
Equality and Diversity in Employment
Equality and diversity sit at the heart of Strathclyde Fire
& Rescue's employment practices. The policies and procedures we
have implemented have been designed to reflect best practice,
ensuring equality and fairness for all of our employees as well as
potential employees participating in the recruitment and selection
process. We maintain the Disability Symbol
Award for our employment practices in the recruitment and
retention of individuals with a disability and we are also a member
Diversity Champions programme.
Strathclyde Fire & Rescue seeks to reflect the communities
it serves within its workforce. We have a longstanding commitment
to positive action initiatives to attract applications from those
groups in the community currently under-represented in the
workforce. For more information about what positive action is
please read our Positive Action
Summary document and by reading the Working For Us section you
can find out more about job opportunities in Strathclyde Fire &
Rescue as well as current positive action initiatives.