At Coleg y Cymoedd we are committed to promoting Equality and Diversity so that all staff, students and visitors to the College can be confident that they will be treated with dignity and respect.
We do not tolerate harassment, victimization or discrimination. We aim to maintain a culture inclusive of all section of society which is free from discrimination and unfair treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation.
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At Coleg y Cymoedd we are committed to sexual orientation and gender identity equality for both our staff and learners and value the diversity in our College community. We proudly support LGBT staff and work with Stonewall and associated partners to promote a respectful and inclusive workplace.
All our policies, services and benefits aim to be LGBT inclusive and are regularly reviewed. College policies such as maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave are accessible to all staff.
Coleg y Cymoedd is a proud member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.
Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme is Britain’s good practice forum that promotes equality in the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and students and brings together the UK’s top employers to promote diversity.
The Diversity Champions programme promotes a good working environment for all existing and potential staff and students and helps to ensure equal treatment for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Our membership of this programme supports our efforts to make the College an inclusive and supportive environment to work, study and visit. We will advance our commitment to ensure sexual orientation equality by:
– Embedding best practice in sexual orientation equality into our policy and practice
– Participating in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index
– Creating a LGBT staff and learner network
If you would like further information, or would like to become involved in any way, please contact Zoe Wellington on 01443 653618 or Zoe.Wellington@cymoedd.ac.uk.
“People perform better when they can be themselves” – Stonewall
Staff networks are run by staff and bring together people from all faculties, departments and services that identify with the group. Staff networks fulfill various functions including providing opportunities for social interaction, peer support and personal development. Staff networks can also contribute to the development of College policies and working practices.
Coleg y Cymoedd recognises the value of self organised groups in creating an environment that respects the diversity of staff and enables them to derive maximum benefits and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the College.
Coleg y Cymoedd has a LGBT+ Staff Network (Amity) which is open to all employees and inclusive of LGBT people with multiple identities. The main aim of the network is to provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment for all staff who identify as LGBT+ to meet together and share their views, experiences and concerns. The network meets regularly and holds informal drop in sessions on each campus. For further information, please email email@example.com
Coleg y Cymoedd uses equality data to understand its workforce profile, to enable us to develop a better understanding of what our staff need in order to work, perform and enjoy life at the College.
By collecting and monitoring data we will further enhance our work to develop a more comprehensive picture of the College, and we are able to assess the impact of our policies on staff and target areas of under-representation, offering information and support appropriately.
The College’s HR and Payroll on-line system, Team Spirit, allows all employees to have control of their monitoring data and staff are able to update their own profile by accessing the self service function.
The information we gather relates to the nine ‘protected characteristics’ as identified in the Equality Act 2010: age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
All personal information held on staff is sourced and maintained securely and confidentially.
A guide produced by Stonewall “What’s it got to do with you” is a very informative summary leaflet on why it’s important to provide and collect information and data. You can access this guide here…
Coleg y Cymoedd is a proud member of the Working Forward initiative developed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
By joining Working Forward we have pledged to work towards making our workplace the best it can be for pregnant women and new mothers.
Coleg y Cymoedd is a Disability Confident employer.
We are committed to improving employment opportunities and career development for disabled people and to ensuring that people with disabilities and long term health conditions feel supported, engaged and able to fulfill their potential in the workplace.
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