Equality & Diversity Policy
We are committed to providing equality of opportunity. Everyone has a right to such equality and to a good and harmonious environment and atmosphere in which everyone is encouraged to apply their diverse talents and in which no-one feels under threat or intimidated. This right is protected in many instances by legislation.
We will maintain a culture where individual differences are valued and respected and which enables everyone to give of their best and helps Unipol to respond more effectively to its residents, other clients and partners. We will promote equality of opportunity and fair participation within the framework of the law; and seek to be broadly representative of the society that we serve.
We will not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, age, disability, religion, religious or similar philosophical belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment or community background.
This Policy, and its effective implementation, is the responsibility of the managing Company Director but day to day responsibility for its oversight and promotion is delegated to the Housing Manager. However, all members of the staff are accountable for the effective implementation of the Diversity and Equality Policy in their specific areas of responsibility.
The Management Company Director is responsible for the maintenance and periodic review of the Diversity and Equality Policy. He will receive an annual report from the Housing Manager.
We will ensure that all employees have received basic training on diversity and equality and are fully aware of this Diversity and Equality Policy and related procedures.
We will endeavour to ensure that the principle of equality is observed in the provision of its services, where necessary through the articulation and implementation of clear requirements and appropriate processes.
The Diversity and Equality Policy will be clearly available on our website. An individual copy will also be given to all Directors and employees. The Policy’s availability on the website will be drawn to the attention of all job applicants. We will expect all individuals and organisations with whom it has a formal relationship to embody the same Equality values in their treatment of our staff and residents and will communicate this expectation.
All organisations nominating students for residence in our accommodation will have this Policy drawn to their attention; and will be asked to confirm their commitment and adherence to the same Equality values.
We will monitor the implementation of this Policy and associated procedures.
Confidentiality and Anonymity
If the complainant requests that their identity be kept confidential, that request will be met, always providing that is compatible with an effective investigation.
A designated person will investigate any complaint.