Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive
"Equality & Diversity champions act as leaders for diversity and equality.
"They act as role models, taking actions when appropriate and addressing behaviours when necessary. They ask questions to check that diversity in its broadest sense is being recognised, understood and considered as integral to the decision-making and evaluation processes.
"A good diversity champion doesn't need to know all the answers but needs to be prepared to spend some time developing their own personal competencies around diversity and equality issues"
"I believe that fire, risk and vulnerable groups are linked together. In planning our service delivery, we need to make sure that our actions take into account the diverse needs of all members of our communities in East Sussex and the City of Brighton & Hove."More from the CFO & CEO