Equal Opportunities

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Our Co-op seeks to create a working environment that is open, honest and fair and which encourages people to reach their full potential.  We want to create and sustain a diverse workforce where everybody’s contribution counts and is valued.  We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. 

As well as the Society's commitment to opposing any form of unfair discrimination, it is our policy to employ individuals on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for development regardless of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Trade Union membership
  • Spent convictions
  • Non-related job considerations

All colleagues and applicants for employment will be given equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. Our approach is based on a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency.

This statement covers, but is not limited to, such areas as:

  • Recruitment procedures
  • Job measurement
  • Application of compensation and benefits and terms and conditions of employment
  • Operational and working conditions and requirements
  • Opportunities for development and training
  • Performance and development review
  • The operation of grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Responding to complaints of discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Transfer and promotion
  • Job security and termination of employment