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Whether it is in our practices, in the services we provide or in the principles we work to, we believe that everyone should be treated with dignity, respect and consideration and that all of our employees have a role to play in delivering this important agenda.

In these pages you will find our Gender Pay Gap report, our Annual report on how we meet our Equality and Inclusion Priorities and much more.

Providing services that meet the differing needs of the diverse communities we serve is at the core of our day to day business. Whether it is in the delivery of frontline emergency response or in the preventative public safety work we do, we aim to tailor our approach to meet the requirements of our customers. We strive to provide good quality jobs, open to our diverse communities and to treat our staff fairly and involve them in decision making.

We embed equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the Service, to value and reflect the communities we serve.

Our equality and inclusion commitment statement

We aim to continuously improve the standards of service we provide to the community we serve. We recognise the importance of, and are committed to promoting equality and inclusion in the provision of our services and to our employees. We are committed to encouraging equality and inclusion amongst our workforce and to eliminating unlawful discrimination. We aim for our workforce to be truly representative of the community we serve and for each of our employees to feel respected and to be able to give their best.

We recognise our legal responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. Specifically, the public sector equality duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunities and to foster good community relations, and have an engaged, fairly treated and motivated workforce. In particular we oppose and are committed to eliminating all forms of unfair treatment at work based on: age, disability, sex, race or national origin, religion and belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, political opinions, trade union activity or membership and lack of trade union activity or membership.

In working to protect and keep communities and individuals safe from fire and other emergencies, we recognise that people’s needs may be different and that some will be more at risk than others of fire and other emergencies. We aim to target our services and resources to protect the whole community and to reduce the additional risks faced by some. In developing appropriate services, we will work to engage and involve our communities.

Disability confident

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.

As a disability confident employer, we meet the standard to encourage and make adjustments for applicants with disabilities. We guarantee an interview to those who meet the person specification for the post.

For more information on disability confident, please click here.