We believe that equality and diversity are central to our objectives and our cultural relations role and we are especially conscious of the fact that effective partnership relationships require a shared commitment to equality of opportunity and valuing and managing diversity. Our Equal Opportunities Policy helps to ensure that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training and development of staff on the basis of gender including transgender, marital status, sexual identity, religion and belief, political opinion, race, work pattern, age, disability or HIV/AIDS status, socio-economic background, spent convictions, on the basis of having or not having dependants, or any other irrelevant grounds. We work to a social model of disability, which focuses on the removal of the barriers to people with disabilities. We progress our Equal Opportunities Policy through our Diversity Strategy.
Our commitment to equality and diversity is underpinned by much more than a desire to meet our legal obligations. The business case for equality and diversity includes such things as: improved service to all our customers; ensuring access to everyone; a more innovative and adaptable work culture; improved morale and reduced levels of staff absenteeism; retention of talented and experienced staff; being attractive to the best job applicants drawn from all sections of the community; and increased cultural understanding and enhanced credibility as a cultural relations organisation.
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