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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Headquarters

146 Bolton Road

Swinton, Manchester

M27 8US


Tel: 0161 736 5866

For a FREE Home Safety Check please call:

0800 555 815

Our Diverse Workforce

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service respond to over 45,000 emergencies each year. Our firefighters are the people who attend all of the incidents but vital work goes on behind the scenes as well, which is just as crucial in helping to save lives.

The following list makes up the different departments that make up that support:

  • Control Centre
  • Democratic Services
  • Prevention and Protection
  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Planning and Performance
  • Finance Department
  • People and Organisational Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Operational Assurance
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Property Management
  • Transport and Technical Services

We believe that having a diverse workforce will better serve the many communities that make up Greater Manchester and we are striving to achieve this.

The organisation recently carried out a staff monitoring exercise across the whole organisation. Disclosure of personal information was voluntary but the results are important to enable us to better understand and support the people who make up our organisation.

Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service's workforce can be divided into two main areas, Operational/Control and Support Staff. In addition to these since 2008 we have also developed a growing volunteer programme. Data provided by people in these three areas of the organisation are listed below:

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Support Staff

We currently have 443* Support Staff, of which:

65% are female

35% are male.

Support staff monitoring showed the ethnicity spread as follows:

Asian/Asian British, 2%
(incl. Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Other)

Black/Black British, 2%
(incl. African, Caribbean, Mixed)

White British, 81%

White Other, 2%
(incl. Irish, European etc.)

Chose not to disclosed, 1%

Left the form blank, 12%


Support Staff monitoring disclosed a range of disabilities as follows:

Hearing Impairment, 0.5%

Learning Disability, 0.3%

Mobility Impairment, 0.7%

Other Disability, 0.5%

No Disability, 18%

Left the form blank, 80%

Operational/Control Staff

We currently have 1761* Operational/Control Staff, of which:

5% are female
95 % are male

Operational/Control Staff monitoring showed the ethnicity spread as follows:

Asian/Asian British, 0.5%
(incl. Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Other)

Black/Black British, 0.8%
(incl. African, Caribbean, Other Black background)

Mixed background, 1.2%
(White and Black or Asian or other background)

White British, 90.7%

White Other, 2.5%
(incl. Irish, European etc.)

Chose not to disclosed, 2.5%

Left the form blank, 1.5%

Operational/Control Staff monitoring disclosed a range of disabilities as follows:

Hearing Impairment, 0.2%

Learning Disability, 0.1%

Mental illness, 0.1%

Physical Coordination Difficulties, 0.1%

No Disability, 16%

Declined to specify, 0.5%

Left the form blank, 83%

Note: * numbers shown above accurate as of 26th March 2012

Volunteers

Since 2008 Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have developed the Community Action Team (CAT) made up of volunteers from all over Greater Manchester. At the moment we only have a limited amount of monitoring data from the volunteers as listed below.

To date we have 250 volunteers across the 10 boroughs.

27% are female

73% are male

Volunteer monitoring showed the ethnicity spread as follows:

Asian/Asian British, 1.2%
(Incl. Indian, Pakistani, Chinese etc.)

White background, 25.2%
(Incl. White British/Irish and any other White Background)

Information not provided 73.6%

Volunteer disability monitoring disclosed the following:

2.5% of volunteers consider that they have a disability, however this was not broken down into the different types of disability.

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Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:56
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