|Version number||Date of release||Policy owner||Authorised by|
|4.0||30 July 2020||Jo Lockenwitz, Senior HR Business Partner||Board of Trustees|
Central YMCA (‘the Charity’) is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (‘EDI’) in all aspects of what we do, we consider it a key part of developing and maintaining a successful organisation. In recognition of this commitment, we are driven by our core value of Equity, breaking down barriers to ensure everyone can thrive.
The Charity is devoted to creating environments in which our employees, volunteers, Trustees, service users, learners including apprentices, partners, and visitors are treated fairly and with respect. We aim to create a culture that recognises, celebrates and values the differences between individuals. We firmly believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is integral to attracting and meeting the needs of our diverse communities and creating inclusive spaces.
We seek to promote equality of opportunity in recruitment, employment, volunteering, governance and the provisions of programmes and services. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation on any grounds, including those set out in the Equalities Act 2010: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, including ethnicity and national origin, religion or belief, gender and sexual orientation.
We pro-actively tackle discrimination or disadvantage, aiming to ensure that no individual or group is directly or indirectly discriminated against for any reason with regard to employment or accessing our programmes and services.
We reserve the right to modify this policy from time to time at our discretion and in line with legislation.
This policy applies to all current and potential employees, workers, self-employed contractors, volunteers, candidates, suppliers, partners, service users and visitors to Central YMCA.
Related Policies, Procedures, and Templates
- Grievance Policy
- Disciplinary Policy
- Our Values
- Our Strategy
- Safeguarding Policy
Board of Trustees
Overall responsibility for the policies and procedures that govern the work at Central YMCA.
Overall responsibility for ensuring Central YMCA’s resources are used effectively and appropriately.
Responsible for ensuring guidelines are in place and that policies and procedures reflect our charitable ethos and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
All Line Managers
Responsible for ensuring all employees are aware of and follow this policy.
All Employees and Volunteers
To follow policies and procedures, promoting best practice throughout the organisation.
Review of impact against the aims of policy:
This policy has been drafted for approval by Jo Lockenwitz and has been approved by the Board of Trustees and is deemed fit for purpose. All related procedures have been designed to match the contents of this policy.
The policy has been communicated successfully to employees and the policy has been made available on the Charity’s intranet.
Do there appear to be any patterns of equality related issues: No
If yes, please provide an Equalities Impact Assessment (if relevant): N/A
Reviewed by: Board of Trustees
Date: 06 January 2022
This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Policy Owner, Human Resources, and signed off by the Board of Trustees if any changes are made.
Next review date: December 2022
Confirmation of policy approval:
Andrew Beal, Chair of the Board of Trustees