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Equality and Diversity

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service are firmly committed to promoting a positive culture that values equality, diversity and inclusion both within our workforce and the communities of Gloucestershire.

The Service abides by the three aims of the public sector equality duty (section 149 of the Equality Act 2010), namely:

  • Elimination of discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
  • Advancement of equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it; and
  • Fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic.

We recognise that building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve, enables us to deliver the highest possible standards of community safety in order to build stronger, safer and more resilient communities.

To achieve this we have developed in conjunction with individuals from across the whole organisation, an approved set of principles that guide us. Our ‘Core Values’ represent the standards of behaviour expected from all of our employees, underpin our strategic aims and objectives and are integral to everything we do. This is creates a professional and supportive environment for all employees and service users.

To ensure we continue to meet our moral and legal obligations, we have an Inclusive Network Group who directly advise the Strategic Leadership Team on equality and diversity matters and who promote these issues across the Service.

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