JNCC is committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected. JNCC has a responsibility to ensure that we have an inclusive culture where discrimination, harassment, bullying and prejudice will not be tolerated. By enabling a diverse range of people to thrive and give their best JNCC will ultimately be more successful in achieving its ambitions for nature conservation.
As Chief Executive, I am determined that JNCC will continue to improve its approach towards equality, diversity and inclusion. JNCC has committed to action in five priority areas, all of which demonstrate our commitment to the Equality Act 2010.
Recruitment and selection
Our recruitment and selection process is determined on merit and on the basis of fair and open competition regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership.
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, and we commit to ensuring our recruitment methods are effective in recruiting a diverse workforce.
Support for BAME staff
We are collating and analysing statistics from applicants and current staff to ensure equality of opportunity. We are also exploring staff views on mentoring schemes and a reporting mechanism for staff to raise issues anonymously.
Training and awareness
We are committed to improving awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion in JNCC through training opportunities and sharing best practice.
We are encouraging involvement in careers fairs and outreach to schools to show the range of work we do and will take more opportunities to showcase JNCC as an inclusive business.
Community science / Volunteer networks
In our work with community science groups, we will encourage equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives among our volunteer networks and partnerships.
JNCC Chief Executive