Equality and Engagement Officer

Police Staff
Enabling Services
Leek Wootton

£36,996 - £39,036

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

06/03/2024, 12:00

Engagement and Equalities Officer

Leek Wootton

Permanent Contract

Full Time

Salary (£36,996 - £39,036)

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Wednesday 6th March 2024

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration.

The main purpose of the role is to support strategic planning on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI), including objective-setting, action plans and advising on key strategic issues.

To engage with the force’s communities across Warwickshire, including seldom heard groups and Independent Advisory Groups, to provide a robust evidence base to inform DEI priorities, initiatives and actions.

Main Responsibilities:

To monitor and report on organisational compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and ensure required information is published to stated timescales. To manage systems for compliance with the equality duties (in line with the force’s governance process), including ensuring the force’s internet and intranet contain up-to-date information in relation to Equality & Diversity.

Work with the C&E Lead to i) support Chief Officers in the development of strategic DEI objectives and an associated action plan, and ii) monitor and report on performance against the plan.

To provide specialist support, guidance and assurance on strategic equality and diversity matters in respect of planning operations, policing strategies and policies and procedures.

Support the C&E Lead in the development, management and presentation of the data / evidence base to support equality analysis.

To support managers in understanding their obligations under the PSED (e.g. via briefing sessions), and in the effective use of equality analysis, including the use of equality evidence, and to manage a process of quality assurance for equality analysis.

To support the C&E Lead in development and management of the force’s consultation and engagement plan to address evidence gaps in relation to equality and diversity (working closely with force leads, and where appropriate working with the OPCC and other partners). Focusing on understanding disparities in access to services and service delivery and reviewing good practice to address such disparities.

To conduct horizon scanning, highlighting strategic DEI risks, issues and opportunities, and preparing papers and briefings based on research and engagement (circa 4/annum).

To develop and manage the force’s approach to community engagement for advice and scrutiny, including management of strategic-level meetings (attendance at local/thematic meetings as appropriate).

Support the C&E Lead in collaborating with enabling and professional services (e.g. Corporate Communications, Learning and Development) to build force-wide DEI capabilities. 

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.


Degree / level 5 qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. Marketing, Social Research, Business Management) or equivalent experience

Substantial knowledge of social research methods, particularly with regard to engagement with seldom heard groups

A sound knowledge of equality and diversity legislation and an understanding of its context within policing


Experience in providing professional advice to senior managers

Experience of horizon scanning, and researching strategic issues

Substantial experience of working with diverse groups and vulnerable people, including targeted work leading to positive impacts.

Experience of working in partnership to address needs of diverse and minority groups/communities

Experience of interpreting organisational information and identifying patterns and trends.

Experience in managing challenging behaviour and conflict.

Key Skills:

Excellent planning and organisation skills and ability to work to deadlines.

Proven ability to independently progress multiple work assignments

Excellent relationship management and networking skills

Able to carry out research (primary and secondary) and interpret and present information in an appropriate format to include recommendations for action

Excellent communication (oral and written), including presentation skills and the ability to engage with a diverse range of people

Able to challenge attitudes and behaviour appropriately.

High level of computer literacy including Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Special Conditions

Travel throughout Warwickshire Policing area.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.

We support the “Happy to talk flexible working” campaign, which aims to encourage uptake of flexible working for individuals, the flexible working options that may be considered for this role include;

Compressed Hours, Job Share, Remote Working.

Why work for Warwickshire Police?

Warwickshire Police has gained a reputation as a pioneering and innovative force, responsible for policing a large diverse, multi-cultural population.
If you are looking for a fresh challenge which offers a genuine opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, variety and the chance to broaden your experience, then Warwickshire Police is the force for you.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Warwickshire Police are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
We are working hard to increase diversity and inclusion within the Constabulary, where communities are under-represented, including those from minority ethnicity communities, people of all ages, abilities, faiths, religions and gender, LGBTQ+ communities and those from other disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, who share our values and wish to make a difference to the communities we serve.
All applications will be treated on merit, based on the evidence provided in your application and suitability for the role you have applied for.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

Internal applicants who are at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment and pass the selection process, will be offered the role over the remaining internal and external applicants.

Police Barred and Advisory lists

Individuals placed on the Police Barred and Advisory lists will not be considered for employment by the police for a minimum of 5 years from the date of listing in the case of gross misconduct, or 3 years from the date of listing in the case of poor performance.

Vetting and safeguarding

Warwickshire Police are committed to safeguarding and operate safer recruitment processes, to ensure a police service that employees are proud to work for because they feel safe, valued and part of a happy and supportive work environment. All employees and volunteers therefore will be subject to background checks including vetting and references.

Please note, you will require the following detail to complete this application form; NI Number, ID detail, address information, referee information, full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained.  You may also be requested to provide photos of any visible tattoos you have. The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes. Please therefore ensure you allow time to complete this fully as part complete pages will not be saved.  

This vacancy is closed to applications.