Equality and Diversity

FOI Number: FOI22100

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Freedom of Information

Published on 3 October 2022

Ref: FOI/22100

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST  

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 12th September 2022

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not include general HR managers

Reply

0-5

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 Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with your data preferences.

Reply

total salary £60,310

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In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation which have been committed to attending equality training programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in attendance for the course).

Reply

50 days

Request

The contractual cost of any consultants hired, in the past twelve months, to provide any external training or advice on issues of diversity, equality, or inclusivity.

Reply

Nil

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In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to attending conferences relating mainly or exclusively to matters of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. (duration of conference multiplied by the number of staff in attendance).

Reply

12×2 (24) Networking women in FRS

 21×2 (42) AFSA 66days

Total 66

Request

The costs of attending these conferences.

Reply

Network women £7686,

AFSA £9674

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Membership costs the organisation pays for participation in equality charters such as the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity and Inclusion Workplace champions.

Reply

£1000(AFSA)

£3750 Inclusive Employers

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