Equal Opportunities

Woodward Group’s strives to ensure that no resident, tenant, day attendee, volunteer, staff member or applicant receives less favourable treatment in employment or the provision of services on the grounds of physical or mental disability, sex, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, age or religion.

The context of this equal opportunities policy lies within our principles of striving to be an inclusive organisation where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, and there are equal opportunities for all.

Woodward Group respects and values the legal and ethical requirement for us to provide services and conditions of employment that are appropriate to the needs of a diverse society.

We will tackle barriers to participate in and create a culture in which equal opportunities and equal treatment is priority for all staff and users. In the recruitment, training, pay and management of staff as well as our day-to-day work with both colleagues and users, we seek to create an environment where attitudes and biases that hinder the progress of individuals and groups are dismantled in order for us to work together with mutual respect and tolerance.

This policy forms the basis of all external and internal interactions within our company, including recruitment, staff development, and service delivery.

Woodward Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a policy of equal opportunities in employment.

This policy meets the statutory requirements of:

  • Equal Pay Acts (1983)
  • Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
  • Sex Discrimination Act (1986)
  • Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (2007)
  • Race Relations Act (2000)
  • Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations (2003)
  • Disability Discrimination Act (2010)
  • Public Interest Disclosures Act (Whistleblowing Act) (2013)
  • Employee Relations Act (2004)
  • Civil Partnership Act (2004)