Greater Manchester Women and Girls’ Equality Panel

Greater Manchester is establishing a Women and Girls’ Equality Panel to accelerate gender equality, enabling women and girls to live their best life in Greater Manchester.

The Panel will work to ensure that all women and girls, across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, have equality of opportunity to start well, live well and age well.

It will establish a clear vision for women and girls in Greater Manchester to understand issues and inequalities impacting on their lives and recognising women and girls’ particular experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, the Panel will ensure that gender equality is actively considered by GMCA, and the wider Greater Manchester system, in decisions made to help make the city-region a better place to live, work, study and do business, and that a differentiated approach is adopted where appropriate.

The Panel will play a key role in making recommendations to GMCA, partners from across the public, private and voluntary sectors to drive and operationalise change.

It will be jointly chaired by Portfolio Lead for Equalities and Ageing, Cllr Brenda Warrington, and Chief Executive Portfolio Lead for Equalities and Ageing, Pam Smith. Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, Bev Hughes will also be a core member. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are inclusive of all women and girls applying to make sure our work is relevant and representative of all girls and women in Greater Manchester including trans women, non-binary people and gender fluid people who identify as a woman or girl, lesbian and bisexual women, women and girls of colour and those that identify as BAME, women or girls with disabilities, and those with any religious beliefs.   

We want to make our services welcoming and accessible to all. If you have any specific access requirements please let us know and we'll try to help.

How to apply

All applicants must be aged 18+ 

We are currently accepting applications from all women who want to apply. We're looking for women or organisations who are able to advise on key matters related to policy and activities, engage with their networks and ensure that they represent the views of others working in similar fields in order to make a real difference in accelerating gender equality across Greater Manchester.

To apply, you will need to complete the application form and equalities monitoring form below. These documents will need to be returned by Sunday 16 August 2020. If you need support to complete the form or have any questions, please contact Hannah Hatton