Gill Hirst | EW Group Recruitment and Criminal Justice Specialist

Gill Hirst

Diversity Consultant

Gill Hirst has delivered a variety of diversity programmes for many of EW Group’s prestigious client base, including equality impact assessment training for the Local Government Boundary Commission; and a range of different training programmes for the Metropolitan Police Service, Magnox and the NHS East of England Ambulance Service. She has also expertly led unconscious bias in recruitment and selection training for City University and Harrow Council. Gill’s key concern is to support managers and leaders in successfully delivering challenging messages to ensure high-standards and equality of outcome for service users and employees.

Gill has extensive experience working within the criminal justice system. As the senior lead for diversity with Essex Probation, she introduced the single equality scheme, community consultation and equality impact assessment. Gill is the former Deputy Chief Executive of Essex Community Rehabilitation Company, where she led and supported colleagues through the process of privatisation.



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MA in Social Sciences and Economics; Certificate of Qualification in Social Work