If you're an employee, or are thinking of becoming one, our Valuing Diversity and Promoting Equality Statement outlines our commitment to ensuring that the way you are treated is fair, and free of unlawful discrimination.
We reinforce this commitment via mandatory equality training for our staff, and through our internal communications. Our staff training programme is comprehensive and covers all aspects of diversity including gender, race/ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion / belief, age, and the other characteristics given protection by the Equality Act 2010, which are transgender, pregnancy/maternity, and marital/civil partnered status. At staff induction conferences we go beyond law, recognising that diversity includes a wide range of factors, any of which may trigger conscious and unconscious biases, e.g., accent, social class, appearance.
As an employer, we’re proud to have become a member of Athena SWAN in 2012, and achieved our renewed institutional Bronze Award in October 2018. We have also committed to the Race Equality Charter becoming a member in April 2018. We’re a Mindful Employer, meaning we offer information and support to staff experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions. Finally we’re accredited by RoSPA, the UK charity that promotes safety at work.
By joining one of our inclusivity networks you’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with others who have similar interests in promoting inclusion, influencing policy review and development, and discuss issues of topical interest in a supportive environment. Each network runs events throughout the year.
If you’d like support in establishing or re-starting a network for a specific aspect of inclusion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.