Greener Kirkcaldy is participating in Fife Centre for Equalities’ Equality Pathfinders programme.
Equality Pathfinders are part of a voluntary recognition scheme. This scheme is leading the way in making Fife a fair, equal and inclusive place to live, work and study. It is central to Greener Kirkcaldy’s values of social justice and community empowerment.
We have published our first Equalities Action Plan. This sets out the work we will do to improve our diversity and inclusion. An internal Equalities Working Group, led by Community Engagement Team Manager Ea O’Neill, leads and monitors this plan.
The Equalities Action Plan includes actions that will:
- Update key policies such as our recruitment policy
- Establish a baseline for monitoring our diversity
- Increase our knowledge of our staff and volunteers, to enable us to identify gaps and reach out to new groups
- Make our spaces and events more physically accessible
- Improve the readability of our online and printed communications
Some of the equality actions we have taken so far include:
- Introductory equalities training for staff and board members
- Reaching out to groups with protected characteristics to learn how we can be more inclusive to them. For example, people with deafness / hearing loss and blindness / sight loss
- Joining the Race Equality Environmental Programme, facilitated by CEMVO Scotland, to explore barriers to minority ethnic groups participating in our work
Read our Equalities Action Plan (pdf)