ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
- St Mary’s PCC is committed to equal opportunities for everyone involved at St Mary’s whether in worship, both in employed or voluntary work.
- St Mary’s PCC is committed not only to the letter of the law but also to good practice and to equality of opportunities for all involved with St Mary’s Church. In this context, it may from time to time be necessary to encourage applications from, and the development of, groups which are under-represented in St Mary’s Church.
- No employee/Volunteer member of St Mary’s Church or job applicant will be treated less favourably because of his/her gender, age, marital status, creed, responsibility for dependants, race or ethnic origin, sexuality or disability.
- St Mary’s PCC accepts that an equal opportunities policy is in the best interests of employees/volunteers and of those who worship in or visit St Mary’s Church.
- This policy will apply to any person who acts on behalf of St Mary’s PCC, the Parish Priest or the Churchwardens in all matters which affect employees/volunteers/ members or visitors to St Mary’s Church.
- Any employee/volunteer/ member of St Mary’s or any applicant for a job may complain to the Parish Priest or Churchwardens about any act of alleged discrimination. Such complaints will be dealt with under the equal opportunities complaints procedure.
- Any breach of this policy by an employee/volunteer or member of St Mary’s Church will be investigated.
- The Parish Priest and Churchwardens will be responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of the equal opportunities policy and keeping under review all aspects of policies and procedures.
- This policy will be reviewed from annually by St Mary’s PCC and any proposed changes will be subject to consultation with all the members of St Mary’s Church.
Adopted by St Mary’s PCC 23rd June 2008. Reviewed and readopted 26 October 2009.
ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH CODE OF PRACTICE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Recruitment and Selection
Employment Working Practices