Equality, diversity, inclusion and social justice are values which are fundamental to KORI’s aim to support the work we all must uptake to achieve a fully inclusive society. This means that we consistently pay attention to our organisational processes, practices and culture.
KORI is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to attracting and recruiting people from diverse communities as it’s important that our trustees, advisors, staff, and volunteers reflect the communities we serve at every level within the organisation.
- We will strive to eliminate any unlawful or unfair discrimination including direct or indirect discrimination, discrimination by association, discrimination linked to a perceived characteristic, harassment and victimisation.
- We will remain proactive in taking steps to ensure inclusion and engagement for all the people who work for and with us.
- We will continue to strive towards a culture that is diverse and inclusive that recognises and develops the potential of all.
- We recognise the business benefits and opportunities of having a diverse team, who value one another and realise the contribution they can make to achieving KORI’s vision.
The Equality Act 2010 provides the legislative framework that informs our work to promote equality of opportunity and reduce barriers to engagement, in particular for protected groups including:
- Ethnicity, including race, colour and nationality
- Gender reassignment
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Refugees and asylum seekers
- People who are neuro-divergent
Under the Equality Act (2010) these are known as “Protected Characteristics”.
We have an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy, which sets out how we work to profile and model best practice within our communications, fundraising, workforce and governance as well as influencing others in their practices through our partnerships. We also operate an anonymised recruitment process to eliminate unconscious bias.
We define this as:
Equality – we believe in equality for all people. However, society is not equal, and for this reason we adopt an equitable, approach to give support to those who need it most.
Diversity – we take active steps to ensure that our team and those we support through are work are represented, included and respected, whatever their gender, ethnicity, race, religious and political beliefs, education, socio-economic background, disability, sexual orientation and geographic location.
Inclusion – we are committed to ensuring everyone feels welcome, no one feels uncomfortable and everyone is able to thrive and contribute equally regardless of who they are, where they are from, or what they are going through.
The policy is assessed and reviewed on an annual basis.
What this means for our staff
People who work with KORI are integral to making our vision of equality and diversity a reality. This includes:
- Playing an active role in our annual review sessions of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and statement.
- Taking part in in-house and external training programmes to develop their awareness, knowledge and skills to better meet everyone’s needs.
- Reading and committing to KORI’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion statement and Equality policy.
- Creating, participating in and promoting our work to add value to our equality and diversity practice.