Race Equality Panel - Member Application Form

Closed 18 Oct 2020

Opened 25 Sep 2020


Thank you for your interest in applying to be part of Greater Manchester’s Race Equality Panel.

The Greater Manchester Race Equality Panel aims to address the systemic inequalities, racism and discrimination which disadvantage the people of Greater Manchester because of their culture, ethnicity or race.

The purpose of the panel is to:

  • advise and challenge Greater Manchester public sector bodies on their work to tackle systemic inequalities, racism and prevent discrimination
  • increase the visibility of issues relating to race, and be involved in co-designing and implementing the solutions

The panel will be made up of individuals representing Greater Manchester’s communities and 10 districts. Intersectionality of race and other characteristics will also be considered.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for panel members who:

  • are passionate about tackling racial inequality and discrimination wherever they find it
  • have strong links to communities, as well as the mechanisms to harness their views and represent them
  • are also able to actively seek out the voices of people who are not currently heard, work with other perspectives, and aim to agree a ‘collective good’
  • will inspire BAME/People of Colour (PoC) to participate in civic life
  • will champion the work of the panel to encourage wider participation and buy-in to its work
  • have insight or first-hand experience of the issues the panel will focus on
  • have experience of other marginalised groups and intersectionality.

What panel members will be expected to do

  • Commit a minimum of 12 half days to the work of the panel annually, including attending monthly meetings
  • Take part in subgroups that relate to issues pertinent to your community
  • Take forward any actions that have been agreed, and report back progress to the panel in the timescales agreed

How to apply

To apply to be on the Race Equality Panel, you will need to complete this application form and return it to engagement@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk by Sunday 18th October 2020. 

Support completing your application

If you require support to fill out this application form, you’d prefer it in a different format, or you want to learn more about the Race Equality Panel before you make a decision to apply, please email Adrian Bates or Claire Slade at engagement@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk

What happens next

Thank you for applying to be part of the Race Equality Panel. 

Applications close on Sunday 18th October, and shortlisting will take place the following week.

We anticipate success and unsuccessful applicants will be contacted during the week commencing 2nd November. 


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  • Combined Authority
  • Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Equalities