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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

These values are at  the heart of our mission and aims.

  • We will achieve a working and learning environment which is inclusive and maximises the potential of all staff and students.

  • We treat all people fairly irrespective of race, ethnic origin, sex, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, creed, disability, age or political belief.

  • In employment, individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are given Equal Opportunities within BDC. The aim of this policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on any grounds not relevant to good employment practice.

  • We are committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective.

Stand up and be counted to help us improve

In order to monitor our workforce diversity we collect equal opportunities data as part of the recruitment and selection process. This is important because we can see how diverse we are and identify emerging trends. This helps us manage our workforce more effectively, and improve our processes in assuring equity and fairness.Stand up and be counted to help us improve 

In order to do this, we ask you to complete the Monitoring form as part of the on-line application process. This information is retained in confidence by Human Resources and is not supplied to the employing department.

Our commitment to the Two Ticks Scheme

The only data we supply to departments will be the disability status of applicants so we can meet our commitments as members of the Two Ticks Scheme, which are:

  • to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities*
  • to ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what can be done to make sure they can develop and use their abilities
  • to make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment; to take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
  • each year to review the five commitments and what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees know about progress and future plans.

*In order to ensure the College can meet its obligations under the Two Ticks Scheme we will be asking people to declare whether they are disabled on application for a post so they can be considered under the commitment ‘to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.’



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