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This is not a legal requirement but provisions have been made under the Equality Act 2010 for such action.
' Positive action' is often confused with positive discrimination.
' Positive action' refers to a range of measures and initiatives that employers can lawfully take to actively encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply.
The selection procedure itself is no different, and must be based solely on merit.
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Positive discrimination, which generally means employing someone because they come from an under-represented group in spite of whether they have the relevant skills and qualifications, is unlawful.
In order to address the imbalance within the Force we would particularly like to encourage applications from the following under-represented groups to join our Police family: Young people BAME communities People with Disabilities Women Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Transgender If this is something you would be interested in we invite you to provide us with your contact details in order for a member of our Diverse Communities Team (DCT) to make contact with you to understand what sort of role you are looking to apply for whether it is Police Officer, Special Constable, Police Staff or Volunteer.
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We will then make arrangements to discuss what assistance we can provide.
We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
In order to provide a high level of service, we encourage applications from under-represented groups and we are proud to pursue a policy of 'positive action' in an attempt to achieve this.
' Positive action' does not seek to remove competition. ' Positive action' initiatives can be used whenever an under-represented group is identified.
Legislation enables 'positive action' activity to be undertaken around issues of gender, disability, race, age, sexual orientation and religion or belief.