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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Support Volunteer (Ref 124)

What you will be doing

You will support the EDI Officer to promote awareness of EDI issues at all levels across the force. Tasks will be varied but will include:

  • Supporting the EDI officer to produce information around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
  • Raising awareness of EDI related national and international themed awareness days.
  • Generating force internal communications – blog posts, surveys, news items, updates etc. for the force Intranet and team areas.
  • Working with other departments to develop an understanding around EDI issues and protected characteristics
  • Support the EDI Officer to embed EDI across the organisation.

Skills, experience and qualities needed

To get the most out of the opportunity you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues, including a basic understanding of the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.
  • Have a willingness to learn new skills and information.
  • Have a lived experience of EDI issues, or a keen interest/ understanding of EDI issues.
  • Be confident communicating with a wide range of people, both in person and in writing
  • Have good IT skills including a basic understanding of Microsoft Office packages.
  • Have experience or understanding of working within a confidential environment.

Location and times

The role will be based at Fire and Police Headquarters, Nettleham on days and times to be agreed.

The role will require a regular commitment of at least 2 hours plus per week.

Days and times to fit the needs of the role, but also to be flexible around the volunteer’s other commitments.

Training and support

All volunteers receive a local induction and a Volunteer Handbook with all the information you will need to support you in your role. ‘On the job’ training will be provided by members of your team, and there may be the opportunity to undertake further training relevant to your role.

You will have the support of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer as your supervisor, as well as the support of the Volunteer Team at Fire and Police Headquarters.

Other information

  • Expenses will be paid for travelling between your home and Headquarters
  • This role will require a security check and for you to sign an agreement to maintain confidentiality, as you may have access to sensitive material.

What to do if you are interested

Apply now or contact:

The Volunteer Team
Tel: (01522) 947064

Additional information

Code of Ethics / PRIDE

Volunteers will be required to abide by the Forces Code of Ethics at all times.

All volunteers will perform their role in accordance with the Force principles of Policing with P.R.I.D.E.

  • Professionalism - Consistently demonstrating the highest standards of occupational practice and behaviour
  • Respect - Showing consideration and courtesy to our community and our colleagues and respect for our Force
  • Integrity - Showing honesty, openness and fairness in the way we behave
  • Dedication - Being caring and committed to delivering excellent services
  • Empathy - Being able to see things from another's point of view and show understanding

Equality and diversity

All volunteers are required to carry out their role in a way that supports the Force Diversity Objectives.

Health and safety

Volunteers will take will take all reasonable care of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Line managers and volunteers should be aware of the relevant risk assessment for the role. Along with the generic Risk Assessment for all roles – 5010 Working on Police Premises

Safeguarding and children vulnerable adults

Lincolnshire Police has a duty to promote the welfare of, and safeguard of children and vulnerable adults. Volunteers are required to comply with Force Policy and Standard Operating Procedures in respect of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

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