- 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.