Equality, diversity and inclusion action plan 2019-2020

Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024 (SEP)

Goal 1:

To develop and implement Natural Resources Wales’s 2020 to 2024 Strategic Equality Plan (SEP).

We aim to have a SEP which compliments the objectives of other public bodies whilst theirs compliments ours.

Action:

To work collaboratively with members of the public, other public bodies and staff in developing our next SEP.

We will:

  • Plan
  • Consult
  • Draft
  • Re-consult
  • Agree
  • Publish

Measurable:

Form a working group with other Welsh public bodies and produce a timeline plan

Complete by: May 2019
Owner: Lead Specialist Adviser Organisation development
Status: Complete

Conduct joint consultation events for staff and public across Wales

Complete by: October 2019
Owner: Lead Specialist Adviser Organisation Development
Status: Complete

Draft our SEP and conduct a 12 week public review period

Complete by: January 2020
Owner: Lead Specialist Adviser Organisation Development
Status: Complete

Implement our 2020 to 2024 SEP

Complete by: April 2020
Owner: Lead Specialist Adviser Organisation Development
Status: Ongoing

Impact assessing and governance

Goal 2:

To ensure that individuals (whose characteristics are protected by the Equality Act 2010) equalities needs are well understood and addressed.

Whilst we work to deliver the best we can for everybody, we specifically look at potential impacts on those with protected characteristics and we also include those from poorer socio-economic backgrounds.

Action:

  • Actively engage with people and communities to better understand barriers to accessing services we provide and where applicable work in partnership with service users from protected groups, both internal and external and develop strategies to address barriers
  • To report on our actions and how they have delivered against our equalities objectives and values

Measurable:

Record through impact assessing, our engagement with people and communities to better understand barriers to them accessing the services we provide

Complete by end of: March 2020
Owner: Natural Resource Wales project managers
Status: Awaiting update

Continually review the organisation design (OD) equality impact assessment and ensure we are not disadvantaging people

Complete by end of: Until organisational design is complete
Owner: Organisational Change Project Board
Status: Complete

Deliver end of year equalities report to ET and Board

Complete by end of: Mid financial year (revised to) End of financial year
Owner: Lead specialist in organisation design
Status: Complete

#TeamNRW

Goal 3:

To help our people to be more aware of ourselves and actively engage in accrediting, benchmarking and embedding our values.

Action:

  • Assess our level of gender pay equality and act on it
  • Monitor progress against our Disability Confident scheme commitments
  • Continue to work towards our Dementia Friends accreditation
  • Enter the 2020 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI)
  • Action Review Customer Programme to ensure it is fully inclusive for staff

Measurable:

Repeat our gender pay gap reporting exercise, look for gender pay equality issues and take action to address these issues

Complete by end of: September 2019 
Owner:Lead Specialist adviser for Organisation Development
Status: Ongoing

We remain 100% compliant with the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme

Complete by end of: March 2020
Owner: Recruitment Team Leader
Status: Completed

NRW becomes Dementia Friend accredited

Complete by end of: March 2020 
Owner: Dementia Friends Lead
Status: Ongoing

Receive a better placing in the 2020 WEI

Complete by end of: January 2020
Owner: Calon Network Lead
Status: Completed

Conduct a staff pulse survey

Complete by end of: September 2019 
Owner: Customer Programme Manager
Status: Completed

Report on the pulse survey findings

Complete by end of: December 2019
Owner: Customer Programme Manager
Status: Completed

Our visitors, customers and partners

Goal 4:

Embed sustainable management of natural resources thinking into everything we do, supporting how we work and engage with others to address challenges and capitalise on opportunities.

Through this work, the people of Wales will see health and well-being improvements through public sector

Action:

  • Review customer programme mechanisms for gathering customer insights 
  • Implement the equalities assessment actions from our key recreational facilities
  • Make public information available through a variety of formats

Measurable:

All 14 projects have Equality Impact Assesment in place

Complete by end of: April 2019
Owner: Customer Programme Manager
Status: Ongoing

Develop and report on the Customer Involvement Framework

Complete by end of: March 2020
Owner: Customer Programme Manager
Status: Ongoing

Produce a report on progress made

Complete by end of: March 2020
Owner: Recreation and Access Advisor
Status: Awaiting update

Report on working with representative groups to ensure usefulness and usability of information

Complete by end of: March 2020
Owner: Recreation and Access Advisor
Status: Awaiting update