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Equal opportunities

Last Modified December 06, 2018

Our aim is to ensure that all appointments are made in a fair and consistent manner and in line with current law.

Our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of the protected characteristics as outlined in The Equality Act 2010. These are:

  •  Age
  •  Disability
  •  Gender reassignment
  •  Marriage and civil partnership
  •  Pregnancy and maternity
  •  Race
  •  Religion and belief
  •  Sex
  •  Sexual orientation


Selection criteria and procedures are kept under review to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant abilities and merits.

Job descriptions and associated conditions will relate to the particular job. They will define the qualifications, experience and other skills required in the post, and will only include those factors which are necessary and justifiable on objective criteria for the satisfactory performance of the job.

Our recruitment literature will be consistent with the job description, and aimed at as wide a group of suitable qualified and experienced people as possible, encouraging applications from under-represented groups.

We have a number of policies in place and no-one who brings a complaint or grievance in good faith under these policies will be subject to victimisation or any other detriment as a result of their actions.

Wherever possible, we will retain the services of an employee who is, or becomes disabled and, where necessary, will provide reasonable adjustments in the workplace including relevant training and development.

See our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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