Equality & Diversity Policy

Objective

Our objective is to ensure that all our employees, potential employees and job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment (direct or indirect discrimination) than another person because of their gender, marital status, sexuality, age, disability, religion, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origin, responsibilities for dependants or offending background that does not create risk to children and vulnerable adults.

Policy

This policy applies to all our employment policies, procedures and practices. In working towards this, Jobwise will:

Recognise its legal obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act, (including the Gender Reassignment Regulation 1999), the Race Relations Act, the Equal Pay Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, Age Discrimination Act.

As an organisation using the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure service to assess candidates’ suitability for positions of trust, Jobwise complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all candidates for positions fairly.  It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

Periodically review its selection procedures to maintain a system where individuals are selected and treated solely on the basis of their merits and abilities in relation to their job.

Seek to promote awareness of diversity through the continuous review of workplace policies, practices and behaviour and by providing appropriate staff training.

Distribute and publicise this statement of policy within Jobwise, to our clients and candidates where appropriate.

Seek to give our direct employees equality of opportunity and provide facilities for any employee who believes that inequitable treatment has been received to raise the matter through a specified grievance procedure as outlined in the employee’s handbook.