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Education Scotland expenditure and training on equality, diversity and inclusivity: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

a) The number of roles in your association (expressed in numbers of FTE), that are mainly or exclusively focussed on issues of equality, diversity, or inclusivity. For example, this could include (amongst other guises) “EDI officers” or “diversity and inclusion project managers” but would not include general HR managers.

b) Either a) the pay band of each of these roles, or b) the combined total salaries for these roles. Whichever measure is more in accordance with your data preferences.

c) In the past 12 months the number of staff days across your organisation which have been committed to attending equality training programmes, whether internally run or with external consultants. (staff days = duration of the training programme multiplied by the number of staff in attendance for the course).

d) The contractual cost of any consultants hired, in the past twelve months, to provide any external training or advice on issues of diversity, equality, or inclusivity.

e) In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to attending conferences relating mainly or exclusively to matters of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. (duration of conference multiplied by the number of staff in attendance).

f) The costs of attending these conferences.

g) Membership costs the organisation pays for participation in equality charters such as the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity and Inclusion Workplace champions.

Response

Please find below the information you have requested and I confirm that this relates only to Education Scotland.

a) and b)

Job Role

Number of Staff

Grade

Development Officer (Autism and Inclusive Practices)

7

B3

Development Officer (Improving Gender Balance and Equality)

Development Officer (Mentors in Violence Prevention)

Education Officer (Inclusion, Wellbeing and Equality)

4

C1

Education Officer (Improving Gender Balance and Equality)

Education Officer (Inclusion)

Lead Specialist (Race and Equality)

Senior Education Officer (Inclusion, Wellbeing and Equality)

4

C2

Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing

1

C3

c) In the past 12 months none of our staff have attended equality training “programmes”, either internally run or with external consultants; however, we have run a number of internal sessions that staff have participated in where the focus has been Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The number of staff days committed to these has been 51.7 working days.

d) There have been no costs incurred to provide any external training or advice on issues of diversity, equality, or inclusivity in the past 12 months.

e) In the past twelve months, the number of staff days committed to attending conferences relating mainly or exclusively to matters of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion has been 18.5 (duration of conference multiplied by the number of staff in attendance).

f) There have been no associated costs of attending these events/conferences as they have been run online and the Education Scotland staff attending have been delivering at the events, rather than attending them.

g) Education Scotland currently does not pay for participation in equality charters such as the Stonewall Equality Champions, or Diversity and Inclusion Workplace champions.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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