Equalities officer | Selby College
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Equalities officer

Equalities officers promote practices and attitudes to make sure people from minority groups are treated equally within organisations.

Potential salary

£18,000 to £45,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

38 to 40 a week

  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
  • analytical thinking skills
  • the ability to read English
  • active listening skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

In this role you could be:

  • identifying equality issues, introducing new policies and reviewing existing practices
  • working with employers to help them develop a diverse workforce
  • supporting community-based projects and groups
  • promoting equality initiatives and events, like International Women's Week
  • making sure adverts and promotional materials don’t discriminate
  • working with children from ethnic minority backgrounds in schools
  • preparing and delivering training, presentations and workshops

You could work in an office.

With experience, you could become a senior officer and work towards accreditation with the Institute of Equality and Diversity Professionals.

You could also work as a consultant or move into general management.

You can find out more about working as an equalities officer from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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