Equity, diversity and inclusion

Information on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at Registers of Scotland.

EDI in the workplace means:

  • equal opportunity for all employees and job applicants
  • a diverse range of people represented in the workforce
  • ensuring each individual feels safe, valued and involved

To provide better service we should be representative of the population we serve. We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining the best and widest possible pool of talent.

Protected characteristics

Under the Equality act 2010, there are nine characteristics designed to protect everyone in the UK from unlawful treatment, harassment, and discrimination. These are:

  • age
  • disability (including neurodiversity)
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion and belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

EDI strategy

Our EDI strategy 2020-25 sets out a clear statement of purpose around equality, diversity and inclusion and why acting on this is essential to RoS. It articulates our policy and what we want to achieve as we develop this agenda over time.

As we work towards making RoS a more fair, inclusive and diverse place, it’s natural that over time language will change to reflect our mission. We reflected on what we set out to achieve with our EDI goals, and identified that ‘equality’ doesn’t fully sum up our ambition. That’s why we’re adjusting our mission to focus on ‘equity’. Read more on this in Jennifer's blog post.

Equalities mainstreaming report

Read our equalities mainstreaming report to find out about our workforce profile and our refreshed approach to EDI.

Learn more

Find out about our improvements in equity, diversity and inclusion through updates from the keeper.

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