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Diversity and Inclusion Directorate: Staff

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL4922, tabled on 13 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are serving in the Ministry of Defence's diversity and inclusion directorate; what are their (1) grades, and (2) salaries; what is their reporting chain; and who is the responsible Secretary of State for their work.

Answered on

20 December 2021

The Ministry of Defence (MOD)’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Directorate brings together a number of teams who deliver work related to the creation of an inclusive culture; the Service Discipline, Conduct, Complaints, and Legislation team (DCCL), Service Justice Complaints and Behaviours Transformation team (CJBT), the Defence Serious Crime Capability team (DSCC) and the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) team. This Directorate is part of the wider Defence People Transformation team, led by a 2-star Senior Civil Servant reporting to the Chief of Defence People, and was announced in the Defence Command Paper as a public statement of the MOD’s commitment to change. The D&I Directorate brings together the existing Service Justice and Complaints process with the teams charged with transforming these processes. This allows a coordinated, consistent, and cross-cutting approach to tackle fairness, equality, and justice across Defence and make real change to the experiences of our people.

The grades and salary bands of the Directorate’s staff can be found in the separate Excel workbook accompanying this answer. The Directorate is part of the MOD and is, therefore, responsible to and the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Defence