Equal Opportunities Policy

INTRODUCTION

Roch Valley Radio is firmly committed to diversity and equal opportunities in all areas of its work.

Equal opportunities includes the prevention, elimination or regulation of discrimination between persons on the grounds of sex or marital status, on racial grounds, or on grounds of disability, age, sexual orientation, language or social origin, or of other personal attributes, including beliefs or opinions, such as religious beliefs or political opinions.

Roch Valley Radio believes that it has much to learn and profit from diverse cultures and perspectives, and that diversity will make Roch Valley Radio more effective in meeting the needs of all its participants.

The station is committed to developing and maintaining an organisation in which differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds and needs are fostered and valued, and where those with diverse backgrounds and experiences are able to participate and contribute.

Roch Valley Radio will regularly evaluate and monitor its progress towards diversity.

LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

Roch Valley Radio recognises that equality of opportunity is a basic human right, and understands that such rights are protected by law. Current legislation which deals with discrimination and equal opportunity includes, but is not limited to the following acts of Parliament:

  • 1976 Race Relations Act & Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
  • 1975 Sex Discrimination Act & Employment Rights Act 1996
  • 1998 Human Rights Act
  • 1998 Data Protection Act
  • 2005 Disability Discrimination Act

As well as the above criminal law, Roch Valley Radio is bound by any future legal provisions, both from United Kingdom and European legislation, relating to opportunity and selection policies.

DUTIES OF THE STATION

Roch Valley Radio recognises that all volunteers, patients, hospital staff or participating individuals, have the right to pursue their relationship with Roch Valley Radio, free from intolerance, discrimination or social exclusion of any kind.

Volunteers must endeavour to respect the needs and rights of all persons coming into contact with the station in the course of their duties.

Volunteers must value one another’s abilities, cultures, religions, genders and persuasions, even though they may be different from their own.

All Volunteers have a right to fair and just treatment by the station.

Volunteers have a right to equal treatment in all aspects of their participation within the station, especially their conditions and working arrangements.