Equality local champions
The Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust has an
Equality Local Champions Forum. The champions are staff who
are self nominated and come from areas across all directorates
and divisions of the Trust. They receive training via their
induction and ongoing development sessions. Many of the
champions have successfully attained a
National certificate in equality and
diversity through West Cheshire college.
The champions meet 4 times a year in a forum.
They attend the equality, diversity and human rights strategy
group and are embedded in all related equality sub groups.
The role of the local champion is to keep their
directorate/division informed of recent developments in equality
and diversity via team meetings and team briefs. As well as
providing information to their fellow team members, they also
identify areas of good practice and areas for improvement to share
with other champions and the Equality and Diversity Manager. The
Equality Local Champions Forum can then make suggestions for
how to improve these areas for the respective Champion to take back
to their own directorate/division to implement.
This information is then fed back to the equality,
diversity and human rights strategy group and thereby
forms a strong part of the Countess equality governance
For further information about the role of the
Equality Local Champion, please click here to see the job
For further information please contact Joe O'Grady, Equality and
Diversity Manager on 01244 364283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org