Diversity Statement

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and oppose all forms of unlawful discrimination. Our objective is to have a diverse workforce.

We believe that individuals should be treated on their merits and that employment-related decisions should be based on objective job-related criteria such as aptitude and skills.

1. It is unlawful to discriminate against staff and other workers because of sex, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, race (including national origin and nationality), religion or belief, disability and age. These are known as “protected characteristics.

2. We will endeavour to give training and guidance to all relevant staff, to ensure that the risk of possible discriminatory attitudes affecting decisions are minimised and that there is an understanding of the relevant provisions of applicable legislation.

3. We will ensure that all new staff, and third parties acting on their behalf, are aware of our diversity commitment as part of their induction and will regularly review and monitor this to ensure its implementation and effectiveness.