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Equality & Diversity

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is committed to challenging discriminatory behaviour or practices, in order to create an environment where our staff feel safe, secure, are valued; enabling us to provide the highest quality service to the communities we serve.

We recognise that equality and diversity must be at the heart of our day-to-day service delivery. We understand that the production of our policies and procedures, recruitment, training & development and retention of our staff are key aspects of mainstreaming the importance of this area.

We have an Equality and Diversity Advisory Group, which advises the Senior Management Board on equality and diversity matters. Terms of reference document

Our Values
We have developed a unique set of values for our organisation based on the national Fire and Rescue Service core values. These values are a way of recognising the standard at which we operate and are as follows:

We Value Innovation, Change and Learning
We Value our People
We Value Diverse Communities
We Value our Fire and Rescue Service

Our staff and volunteers have a unique contribution to make whilst upholding these values and ensuring the organisation meets the challenges of the future with these core values in mind

Our commitment, values and future are a philosophy that states we will always operate fairly and ensuring dignity and respect in the workplace and in the communities we serve, in an environment which values individual contributions and work towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination.

Our Equality Objectives
Our equality objectives demonstrate our commitment and willingness to ensure that the service we provide meets the needs of all the communities we serve and our compliance with the Equality Act.

Our equality objectives are as follows:

To continue to embed equality and diversity within all aspects of service delivery and support functions

To develop partnerships to promote equality

On 2 June 2014 the  Policy and Resources Committee approved a paper which provided assurance in relation to progress against the equality objectives noted above. The paper is attached for your information click here to view the pdf.

Employment Monitoring Data
A link to our employment data report for 2012/3 is below:
Equality Monitoring Report (Excel file)

Contact Us
Feedback about Equality and Diversity is important to us, if you would like to comment about the contents of our site, our equality objectives or just to know more, you can contact us by any of the methods listed below:

Please write to:

Senior HR Advisor – Equality and Diversity
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
2 Kings Court
Charles Hastings Way
WORCESTER
WR5 1JR

Tel: 01905 368 340