Equality & Diversity Policy

                                                                                                                                                           

Statement of intent

                                                                            

Avro Golf Club recognises the importance of affording equality to all members, guests, visitors, volunteers and present and potential employees. We are determined to ensure that every person regardless of disability, gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, race, colour, religious convictions, nationality or ethnic origin has a genuine opportunity to participate to their full potential at all levels and in all roles within the Club. In implementing this policy Avro Golf Club will comply with its statutory obligations under the terms of all relevant UK legislation.


Objectives

Avro Golf Club Equity Policy aims to ensure that:

Everyone who participates at Avro Golf Club in whatever capacity, receives fair and equitable treatment.

The format and content of all competitions, regulations and activities strives to provide equal opportunities for all, except where specific situations and conditions prevent this (see exemptions)

All material prepared, produced and distributed by or on behalf of Avro Golf Club promotes a clear image of diversity within the activities of the club.

Clear guidance and communication are given to all individuals either governing or working for Avro Golf Club on its commitment to Equality.


Responsibilities and Implementation

Avro Golf Club Management Board is responsible for ensuring its policy is followed, and for dealing with any allegations of breaches.

The Management Board has responsibility for the implementation of the action plan.

All paid staff and volunteers have responsibilities to respect, act in accordance with and thereby support and promote the spirit and intentions of the policy.

A copy of this document is available to all paid staff and volunteers of Avro Golf Club and it will be covered in staff and volunteer induction.

No job application will be placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions which are not necessary to the performance of the job or which constitute unfair discrimination.

The policy will be available on Avro Golf Club’s website.

All staff will receive appropriate training

 

Compliance

In accordance with Avro Golf Club’s Code of Conduct, Disciplinary and Grievance Policy and Procedures, we will investigate any reports of alleged Breaches of our Equality Policy and take appropriate disciplinary action based on the outcome of the investigation. Any complaint or grievance will be dealt with via the appropriate policy and procedures, eg Disciplinary Procedure, Grievance Procedure.


Exemptions

Avro Golf Club reserves the right to limit competition to specific age, gender or disability groups where this is necessary to ensure equitable, safe and equal competition. Avro Golf Club will take positive action in providing equal opportunities to increase the inclusion of people from under-represented groups.

January 2023