We believe that equality, diversity and inclusion is an essential part of what we do and how we
achieve our vision for wildlife. Our workforce, volunteers, and the communities we work with
deserve equality of opportunity, to benefit from embracing diversity and to thrive in an inclusive
The Trust is committed to providing equality of opportunity, addressing lack of diversity and creating
an environment that promotes inclusivity. We will not tolerate discrimination, harassment and
The Trust values all diversity within our workforce including age, gender, ability and more. However,
like the wider environmental sector we know that we lack ethnic diversity. Data drawn from
recruitment activity, staff and workers show that we are not attracting people that reflect the
communities we work in. We want that to change.
Increasing the ethnic diversity within our workforce is a long term commitment and relies on
equality of opportunity and an inclusive culture. While there is no quick answer we are acting on our
We are currently:
- Removing potential for unconscious bias through anonymising recruitment applications and training recruiting managers
- Advertising vacancies locally
- Providing traineeships where funding allows
- Bringing equality, diversity and inclusion into our work planning and thinking
- Providing inclusion training for staff
- Raising awareness and providing training for staff and managers around mental health & wellbeing
These small steps are the beginning of a journey and we know there is much more to do.
We do not expect to achieve our aim of a workforce that is truly reflective of the Sheffield &
Rotherham community overnight. To do this we need to understand where we need to change, what
we need to do more of and what we can start doing.
Over the coming year we want to:
- Hear and listen from people living in our community
- Review our recruitment process and work to remove obstacles to diversity
- Build and expand training & awareness raising to strengthen our understanding and shared meaning of inclusion
- Explore opportunities to broaden diversity through funding for paid traineeships
- Promote the Trust and the environmental sector to reach often marginalised or underrepresented groups
As we move forward we’ll be looking at what we can learn and what further actions we can take.
If you would like to support us in our journey to improve our diversity and have insight that you
would be happy to share please contact Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have visited this page because you are interested for applying for a role and have any
questions about equality, diversity and inclusion at the Trust please email the HR team at
email@example.com or contact us on 0114 263 4335.