What is an Equal Opportunity Officer?

Equal Opportunity Officer Job Description

Equal opportunities officers are responsible for devising, creating and implementing equal opportunities practices and policies, within the workplace, which oppose discrimination and reflect current legislation that relates to best workplace practices.



Typical Job Duties

• Maintain current knowledge and awareness of current general and workplace specific discrimination legislation

• Evaluate current equal opportunity monitoring schemes and propose amendments to management

• Provide other staff with advice pertaining equal opportunities legislation in relation to recruiting and training new staff

• Liaise with external equal opportunities organizations

• Research potential grant funding sources and application requirements

• Ensure that promotional opportunities are handled fairly

• Design and lead equal opportunities training courses

• Write job advertisements that target particular groups of candidates and arrange for their placement within various forms of media



Scholarships for Becoming an Equal Opportunity Officer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Equal Opportunity Officer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Equal Opportunity Officer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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