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Who We Are

The Equalities and Employability Team is a specialist team located within Human Resources led by an Equalities Lead, with Consultant and Administrative Support and its focus is to ensure that the organisation meets its Public Sector Equality Duties as defined by the Equality Act 2010

Those duties are to:

  • Eliminate Discrimination, Harassment, Victimisation and any other conduct prohibited under the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it

What We Do

Our work means that we take a completely holistic view of the organisation both in terms of its workforce and the services we provide. Our role is to ensure that our employee profile is reflective of the broader community and that our services are delivered fairly and equitably.

To enable that to happen the team will:

  • Conduct Equality Impact Assessments
  • Provide advice to colleagues
  • Provide strategic support to senior managers
  • Manage the Apprenticeship programme
  • Support the development of internal staff groups and external consultation and scrutiny forums.

Support the development of internal staff groups and external consultation and scrutiny forums.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Strategy 2020-2023

The EDI strategy demonstrates our commitment to tackling inequality and promoting diversity and within this document, we outline our clear vision for an inclusive Council.

This vision is built on our Council Plan and Strategic Equality Objectives, with robust Equality Action plans through which we will embrace diversity, attract and retain the best staff and provide the best and most accessible services to our citizens.

Click the following link to see Our Council Plan Page

Click below to see more about the EDI Strategy 2020-23

Our Equality Objectives

  1. Make sure that our workforce will reflect the citizens we serve
  2. Create economic growth for the benefit of all communities
  3. Provide inclusive and accessible services for our citizens
  4. Lead the city in tackling discrimination and promoting equality

Our Equality Objectives are incorporated into 4 Corporate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. Each directorate has developed their own Workforce Plans incorporating Equality, Diversity & Inclusion to ensure that we are all working to meet these

Click on the Action Plans to read more about our priorities and actions.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

To view our our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Equality commitments to the people of Nottingham and our staff and how we will meet them. Please click below to download and view our PDF Documents.

Nottingham City Council has signed the British Sign Language Charter (BSL). This shows the authority's commitment to improving access to services for Deaf citizens.

We will work to:

  1. Ensure access for Deaf people to information and services
  2. Promote learning and high quality teaching of British Sign Language
  3. Support Deaf children and families
  4. Ensure staff working with Deaf people can communicate effectively in British Sign Language
  5. Consult with our local Deaf community regularly

The Equality and Employability Team will be working alongside the British Deaf Association and the local Deaf community to ensure that these commitments are met over time.

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requiring public bodies to give due regard to the need to: Eliminate unlawful discriminationAdvance equality of opportunity and Foster good relations.

This is done through the completion of Equality Impact Assessments, which must be completed when there is a change to service or new policy implemented.

View Completed EIAs

You can search for completed EIA's on the Nottingham Insight website.

If you would like to discuss proposed changes to a service, policy or general issue please contact the Equality and Employability Team at or 0115 876 2747.

Equality Act of 2010

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society.

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