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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Eilidh Fraser Deputy Director of HR. Equality Act 2010. Unifying legislation 9 ‘Protected Characteristics’ Public Sector General Equality Duty - the University, as a public body, must have due regard to the need to:

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  1. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Eilidh Fraser Deputy Director of HR

  2. Equality Act 2010 • Unifying legislation • 9 ‘Protected Characteristics’ • Public Sector General Equality Duty - the University, as a public body, must have due regard to the need to: • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation • Advance equality of opportunity • Foster good relations

  3. Scottish Specific Duties • Publish ‘equality outcomes’ by April 2013 • Involvement • Report on action & progress every 2 years • Gather, use and publish data on employees, recruitment, development and retention by PCs • Publish gender pay gap; occupational segregation • Assess impact of proposed policies/practices and revisions, and publish • Arrange to review existing policies/practices • Due regard in procurement criteria & conditions

  4. University Strategic Plan E&D Strategy & Action Plan Dignity & Respect Policy EDMARC Annual Reports E&D website: www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/equality-diversity Equality & Diversity in UoE We are committed to widening participation, increasing diversity and providing equality of opportunity for all prospective and current students and staff. UoE Strategic Plan 2008-12

  5. We aspire to be a place of first choice for some of the worlds most talented students and gifted staff. We promote a positive culture for working and studying to which every student and member of staff contributes and within which they are able to develop to their full potential. We believe it is central to the concept of a university that all members of that community treat each other with respect, regardless of their race, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or beliefs. We will embed E&D across all our work. To achieve this all staff and students have a part to play. Mission and Aspirations

  6. E&B Staff: Gender

  7. E&B Staff: Race & Disability Ethnicity • 24% unknown • Of known: 5.2% BAME (all grades 1-5) Disability • 2% known disabled Nationality

  8. E&B Action in the E&D Strategy • Structures & Plans • Promote E&D and publicise good practice • Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) • Accessibility of the estate • Learning & development • Foster an inclusive culture & environment • Promote good mental health

  9. Assess action for: your unit/team/service: review the E&D Strategy/Action Plan, set priorities/plans, communication & involvement, information/statistics your job: priorities for EqIA, training & development, communication with staff you personally: personal development, leading by example What’s your action plan?