The Newquay Activity Centre (NAC) is a multi-centric activity provider based in Newquay Cornwall.
This document sets out NAC policy on equality and diversity for staff and those who use/experience our services. The aim of the policy is to ensure that all employees, potential employees, volunteers, and consumers are treated in a fair and equitable manner regardless of their age, disability, marital status, family responsibility, race, colour, ethnic background, nationality, religion or belief, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We value the differences, needs and contributions a diverse workforce and client base represents and we’re committed to building a client base and a programme of activities that reflects the diversity of our consumers and the communities that we serve.
NAC places an obligation upon all our staff, volunteers, and supplier to respect and act in accordance with this policy.
NAC will implement this policy by ensuring equality of opportunity for all staff or clients to use our services as a basic right and will take such action as far as is reasonably practicable and may be deemed lawful, appropriate and necessary to ensure that all staff and clients enjoy equality of opportunity.
NAC is committed to equal opportunities policy and practice and will ensure that all staff and clients users, both present and potential, are treated equally and as individuals regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital or parental status, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation.
In implementing this policy the NAC Ltd will take account of existing legislation (as amended): the Race Relations Act 1976; the Sex Discrimination Act 1975; the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Acts 2006, 2010 and 2012.
This equal opportunities policy will be implemented across all aspects of the organisation’s work in:
NAC Ltd will aim to ensure that the management of the organisation is representative of members of the organisation. The Director and all staff will be responsible for ensuring that the equal opportunities policy is properly implemented, monitored and reviewed.
NAC Ltd will ensure that no member of staff receive less favourable treatment than another on grounds of age, disability, ethnic origin, marital or parental status, political belief, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
NAC Ltd is committed to undertaking open recruitment and selection procedures and all vacancies for staff will be advertised and fair and equitable processes will be followed. NAC will ensure that any positions within the company are advertised within the Military sector. Volunteer helpers will be informed of the equal opportunities policy.
The nature and range of the activities provided by the NAC necessarily mean that some will be challenging and difficult to enable for some potential clients. Notwithstanding this NAC aims to make its services accessible to as wide a range of clients as possible and in order to achieve this will take steps to remove barriers which prevent potential audience, participants, clients or users from having equal access to the organisation’s activities. This will include: