Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) strives for high standards both as an employer and as a provider of services. In so doing, it is recognised that OCF should encourage diversity and seek to implement a policy of equal opportunities in all areas of its work and responsibilities.
We believe that enhancing equality of opportunity is part of the core function of OCF, and that we must therefore play a constructive role in challenging and responding to such disadvantage and inequality. There are four strands of activity under which we have identified the importance of equal opportunities:
- Governance and policy
- Service delivery
- Fund development
- Recruitment and employment.
The trustees and staff of OCF are committed to ensure that it does not discriminate against people with disabilities.
This policy provides guidance to enable all who work with, or for, OCF to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. The policy will also address anti-discrimination issues involving areas that currently fall outside any legislation.
Failure to follow the procedures in the policy may lead to disciplinary or other appropriate action.
This policy will be delivered through action planning, effective monitoring and a willingness to tackle problems where they arise.
OCF will regularly review the implementation of its Equality and Diversity Policy and strategy by reviewing the diversity of grant applications and end of grant monitoring in preparation for our annual Impact Report, together with regular (at least annual) review of this policy. Where there is evidence of ineffectiveness, immediate remedial action will be taken to ensure implementation.