Equality and diversity recruitment toolkit launched as CPA looms.(News)

ODPM has developed an Equality and Diversity Recruitment Toolkit to provide fire and rescue services with information and advice to support local campaigns aimed at attracting applicants from a wider range of backgrounds (see pg 26).

The White Paper noted that a career in the Fire and Rescue Service is generally not attractive to either women or people from ethnic minorities. Successive government-commissioned studies have found that the profile of the Fire and Rescue Service is low, influenced by a lack of information. The Fire and Rescue Service has worked hard to increase the recruitment, and ensure the progression, of underrepresented staff and has seen a rise in representation from 1. …

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