Equalities Advocate

To ensure that equalities issues are fully considered in the LGA’s policy making process, each LGA Board has identified a member to be an Equalities Advocate.


Role

The role of the Equalities Advocate is to raise the profile of any equalities issues within the Board’s workstream, to contribute to the cross-cutting work around equalities, and to report into the Executive Advisory Board on equality issues relating to their Board.

The nature of this may vary between different policy areas, but the Advocates aim across all Boards will be to help the Board embed equalities into the work of the Board.

Within the Board the Advocate will be expected to:

  • Encourage the Board to consider equality issues in all their work
  • Challenge the Board to embed equalities into the work of the Board
  • Hold the Board to account around equalities issues.

Outside of the Board the Advocate will be expected to:

  • Collaborate with other Equality Advocates from other LGA Boards on cross-cutting equalities issues
  • Provide input into and feedback to the LGA equalities work programme.

Support

The role will be supported through the normal officer structures which support each Board as we aim for equalities to be embedded in our policy work.

Time Commitment

Members may be asked to attend additional meetings to contribute to the cross-cutting equalities work and the development of the equalities policy work programme. Otherwise this is a role that should be performed within the role as member of the Board.

A full list of the LGA’s Equalities Advocates by Board is as follows:

Board

Advocate

Role

Group

Children & Young People

Cllr Teresa Heritage

Vice-Chair

Conservative

City Regions

Cllr Abi Brown

Vice-Chair

Conservative

Community Wellbeing

Cllr Paulette Hamilton

Vice-Chair

Labour

Culture, Tourism & Sport

Cllr Julian German

Vice-Chair

Independent

Environment, Economy, Housing & Transport

Cllr David Renard

Chairman

Conservative

Improvement & Innovation

Cllr Liz Green

Vice-Chair

Liberal Democrat

People & Places

Cllr Kevin Bentley

Chairman

Conservative

Resources

Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE

Member

Labour

Safer & Stronger Communities

Cllr Nesil Caliskan

Chair

Labour

Executive

 

 

 

Executive Advisory Board

Cllr Antoinette Bramble

Deputy-Chair

Labour

Committee

 

 

 

Fire Services Management Committee

Dr Fiona Twycross

Vice-Chair

Labour