“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” ― Gloria Steinem

On this page you will find information about gender and the workforce, and any initiatives the Service undertakes to promote gender equality. The Service believes that gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favoured. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is working to ensure that the workplace is an enjoyable environment for all employees and those that come into contact with our services.

Gender and the Workforce

Gender Profile of Employees
Staff GroupMenWomenNot Stated
Operational555370
Support57650
Total6121020

The current distribution of female employees across the Service is 14.3% which is a drop from 15.6% when compared to the overall distribution of females in the workforce in 2015. The number of women in operational roles is 37 which represents 6.3% of the operational workforce. This is an increase from 5.3% in 2015. The number of women in support staff roles is 65 which represents 53.3% of the support staff workforce. This is a drop from 59% in 2015

As an employer with 250 or more employees, we have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 to publish our gender pay gap. Please see below for our latest gender pay gap guide:

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