“As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.”
Why Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is important to City College Nottingham
As a Community led College we operate in a diverse range of people and cultures, by engaging with and better understanding our diverse stakeholders and customers we aim to provide an environment based on respect, whereby clients can enter and engage with learning and personal development.
Building on the experiences and insight of our diverse staff, helps us to design and deliver more effective policies, procedures and support.
By valuing the contributions of everyone, including people from under-represented groups and ensuring equality, makes a positive difference to organisational innovation, efficiency and performance.
By having a positive reputation internally and externally that will improve our ability to attract and retain the best talent and have stronger relationships with our stakeholders.
So what are Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?
Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the same opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Equality is backed by legislation (Equality Act 2010) designed to address unfair discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. There are 9 protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation.
Diversity acknowledges and values the full range of differences between people both in the workplace and in the wider society.
Diversity acknowledges that entry into the workplace/training and an individual realising their potential once there, can be influenced by a range of factors beyond the characteristics included within equality legislation, including social, economic and educational background, professional background, hierarchical level, working style, nationality etc.
Nationality is covered in the EA under ‘Race’ (Employment Code of Practice 2.36)
Inclusion refers to an individual’s experience within the workplace/training and within the wider society and the extent to which they feel valued and included.
What are you protected from?
• Direct Discrimination
• Discrimination by Association
• Discrimination by Perception
• Discrimination Arising from Disability
• Failure to make Reasonable Adjustments
• Indirect Discrimination
EDI in Teaching Learning & Assessment
• Awareness of cultural differences/respect
• Culture which challenges inappropriateness
• Support that enables learners to achieve more (than those not in receipt of support)
• Adapted resources/specialist help deployed
• Variety in TL & A to develop learning diversity
• Health and wellbeing – being and feeling safe, included in College/Assessment environments.
City College Nottingham as part of its legal duty has:
Five performance areas:
• Leadership and Organisational commitment
• Learner and Stakeholder engagement
• Learner access, Achievement and experience
• A modern and Diverse workforce
• Community Awareness and equality mapping
Part of the duty is to publish regular performance data – this data will be published yearly and updated as required.
The College has a dedicated EDI Manager