Development Directorate - Equality and Diversity
Promoting equality and tackling inequalities is at the heart if the Council’s current goals. The Development and Culture Directorate’s core aim is to create an inclusive economy, enabling growth for Birmingham to achieve economic success and self sufficiency for individuals and communities, and improve the quality of life for all Birmingham’s residents.
It is fundamental to building a strong local economy and a fair society. In these difficult economic times equality of opportunity is even more important. As we strengthen our economy we must make sure that we benefit from the talents of everyone in the city.
The Directorate has the following specific Equality Objectives:
- To monitor the percentage of people starting jobs due to our Employment Access teams’ intervention, who were previously workless
- To monitor the number of jobs started as a result of our Employment Access team’s intervention
- To monitor the opportunities secured for Birmingham residents through the implementation of our procurement clauses in contracts, recruitment campaigns for businesses and building jobs in Birmingham
- Establishing a digital connectivity programme that is exploiting the opportunities of increased wired and wireless broadband, with a view to accelerating next generation networks such as 4G and digital districts across the city. This will be integral to driving forward the Smart City vision. We are also addressing how digital technologies can integrate and enhance the provision of services, and sharing data that will facilitate the diversity of applications for a smart city and increased digital inclusion
All our services include equality priorities in their work. Follow the links for more information
For further information, please contact
Development Management Service, 1 Lancaster Circus, Queensway, B4 7DJ
Postal address: PO Box 2470, B1 1TR
Email: Margaret.Blizzard@birmingham.gov.uk Telephone: 0121 303 4725
Equality Impact Assessments
The Development Directorate assesses the equality impacts of its policies, programmes, projects and services in accordance with the guidance issued by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and the City Council's policies and procedures.
A Schedule of the equality impact assessments completed by the Development Directorate is available below.
Last Updated : 4th November 2013