The diversity and inclusion team is helping to create a culture that is inclusive at all levels, in every system and process. here, you will find a confidential source of advice and support to individual staff members on equality, diversity and inclusion issues as well providing the appropriate equality, diversity and inclusion training for staff.
Diversity and Inclusion
- To develop and support the implementation of policies and procedures that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
- To ensure the University is compliant with Northern Ireland equality legislation.
- To provide Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training for staff.
- To provide a confidential source of advice and support to individual staff members on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues.
For practical application of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies, contact your HR Business Partner.
For confidential advice, please contact:
028 9097 3039 or 028 9097 1046
Diversity and Inclusion Unit undertakes a wide range of data analysis and reporting. Some of this activity is driven by our statutory responsibilities to help shape our workplace policies, processes and equality/ diversity training for staff. Please click on the links below to access more information. Please note that some of these webpages are under development and may not be active yet.
- Article 55 Review
- Equality Scheme
- Equality Scheme Summary 2018-2023
- Gender Pay Gap Reporting (*awaiting NI Gender Pay Gap Reporting legislation*)
The following information has been produced for staff to help them understand the importance of equality screening.On this page you can access:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Guidance Notes
- Screening Flowchart
- Screening Form
- Policies Currently Screened
- Policies Under Consultation
If you require advice on the screening process, please contact Fiona O'Connell:
Diversity and Inclusion Unit
028 9097 1046
If you require any equality monitoring data to assist you with completing the Screening Form, please contact Leeann Matchett:
Diversity and Inclusion Unit
028 9097 3039
DISABILITY ACTION PLAN
Designated public authorities are subject to two interrelated duties under Sections 49A and 49B of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Section 49A places a duty on designated public authorities to have due regard to the need:
- to promote positive attitudes towards disabled persons; and
- to encourage participation by disabled persons in public life.
EQUAL PAY AUDIT
Queen's is at the forefront of gender equality and a recognised leader in equality initiatives. We currently hold two Gold, eight Silver and five Bronze Departmental Athena SWAN Awards and a Silver Institutional Award. We support the principle of equal pay for work of equal value and recognise that we should operate a pay system that is free from bias and based on merit.
FAIR EMPLOYMENT RETURNS/WORKFORCE STATISTICS
The University voluntarily began monitoring its workforce in 1988 and under the Fair Employment Legislation has a statutory duty to monitor the religious composition of its workforce and applicants for employment. The University has been submitting annual returns on this data to the Equality Commission since 1990. The scope of the Fair Employment Monitoring Regulations includes leavers and promotees.
Please click on the links below to download statistics for full-time University staff:
- Gender Breakdown of full-time staff 2009-2019
- Community Background of full-time staff 2009-2019
- Community Background (excluding Non-Determined) of full-time staff 2009-2019
- Ethnicity of full-time staff 2009-2019
- Disability statistics for full-time staff 2009-2019
- Key Workforce Statistics as at 6th February 2019
SECTION 75 ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland recommends that public authorities commit to conduct an annual review of progress on the implementation of their Equality Schemes.