Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


We are fully committed to developing and supporting a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce and in the planning, design and delivery of our prevention, protection and emergency response services.

We will create a work environment that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation for all.

We will advance equality of opportunity for and foster good relations with staff, visitors, contractors, service users and members of the public regardless of their age, gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, creed, disability, trade union activities, political, or religious beliefs, sexual orientation or marital/parental status, or be disadvantaged by unreasonable conditions or requirements.

Statutory Duty

Under the Equality Act 2010, we have a duty (Public Sector Equality Duty) to consider how our policies and decisions impact people who have protected characteristics under the Act. To meet this we are required to: publish information annually to show compliance with the Equality Duty and set and publish equality objectives every four years.

When publishing the above information we must show how we are working within the three aims of the Equality Duty to:

•   eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

•   advance equality of opportunity between different groups who share a protected characteristic

•   foster good relations between different groups of protected characteristics

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Objectives

Over the next four years we will work towards achieving our equality, diversity and inclusion objectives which are based on five key themes

Full details of equality objectives are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy (page 6).

Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Our Strategy is built upon and details our previous work in equality, diversity and inclusion; and supports the achievement of our mission to be an inclusive Fire and Rescue Service that ensures the safety and wellbeing of its communities by focussing on the need to positively impact our communities and employees:

Our Communities by delivering efficient, effective, responsive and accessible prevention, protection and emergency response services

Our Employees by creating a work environment of equal opportunities; that is free from discrimination; where people thrive and where everyone recognises the positive contribution and value of diversity

Community Profile

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Workforce Profile

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More information can be found in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Analysis. If you would like to come and join our passionate workforce or become a volunteer please look at our Careers and Volunteer pages on the website.

Gender Pay Gap Report

View our Gender Pay Gap Report


If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact HR on 01429 874019 or email hr@clevelandfire.gov.uk

Useful Links

LGA – An Inclusive Service – The 21st Century Fire and Rescue Service

2010 Equalities Act

Asian Fire Service

Equality North East