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Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our county is a rich and diverse one, made up of many different communities who bring a wide range of skills, experiences and cultures to bear on the way in which we live and work.

At Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service, we believe that there is a real need to mainstream and embed inclusion and equality into everyday business.

This will ensure that we provide efficient and effective response, prevention and protection services that satisfy the needs of our diverse communities. The inclusion and equality agenda helps make Derbyshire safer by ensuring that we value equally and engage with all of our employees and communities.

As an employer

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service recognise that equality, diversity and inclusion run through every aspect of the Service. We aim to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

We will therefore ensure that no service user, employee or job applicant is unfairly discriminated against on the grounds of their gender or gender identity, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, pregnancy, caring responsibilities or employment status.

We will measure and report on the effectiveness of our service delivery and employee policies and processes in relation to these principles. This information will be used to inform future policy and to enhance organisational processes.

To support our equality and diversity work, the Service collects data on applicants. However, this personal data does not form part of the recruitment process and is not seen by any member of the recruitment panel. In all cases, your ability to perform the job is the primary consideration in a selection decision.

As a Disability Confident employer, we encourage applications from people with a disability. Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to ensure a fair interview process. If you are offered a job with Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service you will have an opportunity to discuss whether you need any reasonable adjustments at work.