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BERA Equal Opportunities Statement

We commit to provide an environment in which the rights and dignity of all are respected, and which is free from unlawful discrimination, prejudice, intimidation, and all forms of harassment including bullying.

We do not discriminate on the basis of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender identity
  • Marriage or civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

We endeavour to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered to contribute to our collective goals. We are committed to ensuring that equality, diversity, and inclusion initiatives are implemented and monitored at all levels of the association.

BERA is committed to:

  • ensuring we have in place effective policies, strategies, procedures and processes and that we encourage behaviour which promotes equality, encourages diversity and contributes to an organisational culture that is inclusive, including in the delivery of our activities
  • ensuring that there is no unjustified discrimination in its recruitment, selection, performance management or other processes in relation to our employees or governance structures
  • treating individuals with who we work with fairness, dignity and respect
  • playing its part in removing barriers and redressing imbalances caused by inequality, unjustified discrimination and structural inequalities.

We require all staff and volunteers to ensure their behaviour is consistent with this policy.

We recognise that achieving equality and inclusion is an ongoing journey, and we are committed to continually reviewing and improving our practices to learn and develop. Our work in DEI is not intended to be immutable or exhaustive: we welcome feedback and input from our members and other stakeholders.

Associated Polices

BERA Code of Conduct
BERA Recruitment Policy
BERA Race Equality Policy and Action Plan