Equal Opportunities

The Company is committed to equality of opportunity and the elimination of unlawful discrimination in employment. It is the Group’s policy to treat job applicants and employees in the same way regardless of their sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnic origin, religion, belief or disability. This policy applies to the advertisement of jobs, recruitment and selection decisions, training, the provision of work and pay and every other aspect associated with employment.

This policy also applies to the treatment of those in our care and any external customer relationships. Employees are expected to treat others with respect, regardless of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnic origin, religion, belief or disability. As an organisation using the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the SENAD Group complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

Where a Disclosure is to form part of the recruitment process, we encourage all applicants to provide details of their unprotected criminal record at an early stage in the application process. Any information given will be treated confidentially. Failure to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment or instigation of the disciplinary procedure. Those with a criminal record may be employed by the SENAD Group, depending on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background to the offence.

Visit www.gov.uk/dbs for further details of the CRB Disclosure service. A full copy of the Equal Opportunities Policy is available on request.

Equality & Diversity

Our aim is to build on the understanding of the need for equal opportunity practices and policy and to go beyond the legal requirements within equal opportunities – the aim is to create and maintain an environment in which everyone feels fairly treated, valued and respected and in which we reflect the diversity of our society.

Equality and diversity runs through all aspects of Company policy and procedures, managing and valuing diversity within pupil, client and staff groups is central to building successful relationships and allowing others to reach their full potential – in turn contributing to business success. All those who the SENAD Group comes into contact with through internal and external sources will be valued as individuals regardless of nationality, domestic circumstances, sexual orientation, age, marital status, gender, disability, ethnic origin, race, colour, religion or belief.

Within an employment context, a more diverse workforce is likely to offer a wider range of skills and experiences to the business and those in its care, whilst offering greater flexibility and creativity to meet business challenges.
The Group is committed to:

  • Promoting equality of opportunity amongst all its stakeholders – employees, those in our care and external agencies.
  • Promoting good relationships in which people from all backgrounds and domestic situations can work harmoniously together – within the classroom, care home or in the working environment.
  • A full copy of the Equality & Diversity Policy is available upon request.