Since 2019 Hassan seized the opportunity to start raising the profile of the challenge faced by BAME colleagues through providing insight into his experience of working in HMRC Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) as a black man. He began by presenting a powerful piece to his work colleagues and new recruits entitled "The Paper Cut Affect - Micro Incivilities", and the success of this presentation has led to his services being requested by numerous other groups including the Bee at One Manchester events, HMRC FIS SLT Listening events, the LGBT PRISM National Event, D&I workshops, Original mind behind Cross Civil Service Race Network event, workshop for Criminology and Criminal Justice students at University of Salford. Hassan became a FIS national Diversity and Inclusion strand member in 2019 and has been working to implement policy to support FIS D&I strategic messages of inclusivity, diversity, and creating a welcoming and supportive organisation. He has worked with FIS national and regional leadership communities and the FIS D&I strand to develop and facilitate a D&I agenda. He is influencing the regional approach to resourcing and recruitment to ensure diversity and inclusion is at the heart of recruitment processes.
As a D&I champion Hassan recognised three critical areas of focus; race, socio-economic background and disability, all of which faced challenges regarding progression for our people in the profession. He has researched to build a picture based on robust data and evidence to credibly and effectively present the case for change. He has developed and presented specific workshops addressing micro-incivilities and other forms of discrimination and inequalities faced by minority groups to raise awareness amongst colleagues across HMRC. Drawing on lived experience's, including his own to bring authenticity to an area he feels so passionately about.