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.

We recognise that all people are individual, and that their needs can be complex and varied. We are confident that this strategy sets out how we aspire to achieve real and lasting progress for diverse groups and individuals alongside everyone else in Nottingham over the next few years, but represents only a small portion of the work we will do day-to-day on this agenda.

Our Council Plan sets out our Equality Objectives and we each have a role to play in making sure we achieve them.  While we face difficult times globally and locally, we strive to demonstrate strong leadership to embed the values of fairness and equality.

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. Click on the action plans to read more about our priorities and actions.

Corporate Action Plan

Lead Director

Lead Councillor 

A workforce that reflects the city

Richard Henderson

Cllr Sam Webster

Economic Growth for all

 Nicki Jenkins

Cllr Rebecca Langton 

Inclusive and accessible services

 Sara Storey

 Cllr Adele Williams

Tackling Discrimination and Promoting Equality

 Andrew Errington

 Cllr Neghat Khan

Each directorate has developed their own Workforce Plans incorporating Equality, Diversity & Inclusion to ensure that we are all working to meet these.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy sets out our equality commitments to the people of Nottingham and our staff and how we will meet them.

British Sign Language Charter

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.

Equality Act of 2010

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

Equality Act of 2010

For further information, contact the Equality and Employability Team.

External Links

Equality and Human Rights Commission