Active Humber Statement of Intent
Active Humber is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, employee, volunteer or member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.
Active Humber will ensure that there will be open admission to all those who wish to work in the partnership or alongside the Active Humber in all aspects of Physical activity and sport activities and that they are treated fairly.
Active Humber is committed to achieving gender parity (with a minimum of 30% female) and greater diversity generally on its board, including, but not limited to Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity, sexual preference and disability.
Active Humber Equality Policy
The policy has been created with an aim to improve equality of access to sport and the promotion of equal opportunities for all.
Public Organisations are legally obliged to ensure that they do not discriminate against participants, employees, and volunteers on grounds of disability, gender, and race.
Our Commitment to Diversity on the Active Humber board:
We do not pursue diversity for the sake of it or to achieve a 'tick-box' result; we do it because diversity brings new thinking and challenge to old ideas. Not only do we want our board and staff to reflect the population they serve we want them to ensure we consider and cater for all aspects of Humber society when we make decisions about where we use our resources. We are committed to having no less than 1/3rd of our board from either gender, we welcome and encourage applications from all members of society without prejudice to age, sexual orientation, disability, gender, religion or race. We will ensure any board vacancies receive the widest possible coverage to guarantee that opportunities are seen and available to all.
Our Commitment to Diversity in Active Humber programmes and supporting our partners and stakeholders, some examples:
Satellite Clubs – funding is solely prioritised for providers seeking to deliver in the top 20 most deprived areas across the Humber, providers delivering to young people with a disability, provider delivering female specific activity and delivery of activities specifically for people affected by mental health. £12k of additional funding was secured to support disability specific provision across the Humber in 2016/2017.
School Games –Active Humber organise and support the delivery of County wide finals offering competitive and participatory sport and physical activity opportunities for young people with a Special Educational Need. By July 2018 the programme will have supported approximately 900 young people with a Special Educational Need in 16 different events over 2 academic years.
Active Humber is a recognised Disability Confident Employer
Disability Confident is a government scheme that supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.
When your organisation signs up to become ‘Disability Confident Committed’, the scheme will provide advice and guidance to help you think differently about disability, and improve how you attract, recruit and retain disabled workers. The Disability Confident scheme replaced the previous Two Ticks scheme.
Not only does signing up to the Disability Confident scheme help you to think about how you might make your workplace more accessible, it also demonstrates to your staff that you are committed to equality in the workplace, which is a good way to encourage employees to talk about disabilities that are often non-visible, including hearing loss.
The scheme also aims to help you:
- draw from the widest possible pool of talent
- secure high-quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working
- improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that you treat all employees fairly
As well as visiting the Disability Confident website, you can find out more about the scheme by contacting your local Jobcentre. The Jobcentre can support you in your application for Disability Confident and advise you on the steps you can take as an employer to qualify.