Beacon Dodsworth recognises that institutional and personal discrimination in society has meant that some people due to their race, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities or political or religious beliefs have been denied equal opportunities in employment, education, and training and have been denied equal access to services.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Beacon Dodsworth, in its employment and training, acts in a way that is sensitive to the diverse needs of people in the community and takes positive action within the context of its work to eliminate discrimination. As an equal opportunities employer we will:

  • Ensure that everyone regardless of their race, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical disability, family responsibilities, marital status or religion receives equality of treatment in recruitment to and employment by us
  • Take action to encourage members of disadvantaged groups to seek and secure employment with us
  • Ensure that all staff and directors are aware of the company's Equal Opportunities Policy as it relates to recruitment and employment; and attempt to ensure that all understand their responsibility for implementing the policy, the required standards of behaviour and the consequences of unacceptable behaviour
  • Ensure that all applicants for posts are aware of the policy, their rights to equality of treatment and how to register a complaint if they believe they have been unfairly treated · Thoroughly and promptly investigate complaints from our employees, of discrimination, victimisation or harassment and address allegations of discriminatory behaviour by any member of the company or staff through appropriate grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Ensure that recruitment material does not imply that there is a preference for certain groups of applicants, unless there is a genuine occupational qualification which limits a post to particular groups, in which case this will be clearly stated
  • For purposes of recruitment, ensure that all positions have an up-to-date job description and that personal specifications shall include only those requirements necessary and justifiable for the effective performance of the job · Publicise all job vacancies in order to reach individuals of all relevant sections of society
  • Consider all applicants on their merits, qualifications and potential suitability for the post
  • Regularly review our recruitment, employment and training policies and procedures to ensure that they contribute positively to the promotion of equal opportunities
  • Support all employees through appropriate training, counselling and guidance to enable them to achieve the highest level of employment, consistent with their abilities and needs of the company
  • Appoint, from among its existing staff, an equal opportunities officer to oversee the implementation of this policy
  • Set meaningful equal opportunities objectives and targets and monitor the implementation of this policy and the achievement of set objectives and targets

Beacon Dodsworth Ltd.
5 Middlethorpe Business Park, Sim Balk Lane, Bishopthorpe, York. YO23 2BD
Tel. +44 (0)1904 701020 email

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