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Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion & Equality Officer, Avon (REF: DI/AFRS)

Listed 27 August 2019

Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion & Equality Officer, Avon Fire & Rescue Service

  • Based at: Service Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ
  • Contract:Three year fixed term appointment
  • Hours: 37 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
  • Salary: £21,589 - £24,799 per annum
  • Closing date: 13 September 2019

We have a vacancy for a Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion & Equality (DICE) Officer working within our small team.  You will be involved in developing policy, practices and projects which promote and increase the diversity of the workforce and embed a culture of inclusion across the organisation. 

Avon Fire and Rescue Service are currently embarking on a period of significant change in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of the service which it provides.  If successful, you will be part of the drive to ensure that the necessary organisational culture change is introduced successfully.

The ideal applicant should be skilled at establishing effective working relationships and have experience of working with community groups.  You must possess strong IT skills and the ability to analyse and present statistical data and reports in an appropriate format. It is essential that you have worked within a relevant Equality and Diversity role – either voluntary or paid - and have experience of implementing policies, projects and practices within a workplace.  You will require comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, experience of completing Equality Impact Assessments and drafting reports.  The ability to organise your workload and meet required deadlines is essential.  

The Service operates a flexitime scheme.  You will receive 24 days annual holiday (plus public holidays), enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme, free car parking, access to restaurant facilities, on site gym and sports hall.  This post is based at our Headquarters which we share with Avon & Somerset Police and the successful applicant will be required to undergo a mandatory security clearance check.

Please note, this role is a three year fixed term appointment however there may be the possibility of extension or permanency.

 How to apply

Please complete either an application form or a CV and covering note which describe how you are able to demonstrate the qualifications and experience required for this role as outlined in the job description.

The job description is available to download on the website

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date.  Alternatively, you can email your application to  

Please quote job reference number 3405 on any communications.

Closing date: 13 September 2019

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