Equality, diversity and inclusion

People

BCS is committed to promoting equality, fairness and eliminating discrimination in its role as an employer, a membership society and as a service provider.

We aim to create an organisation that respects and values each other’s differences, and encourages individuals to develop and maximise their true potential. We are committed, wherever practicable, to achieving and maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local community in which we operate.

We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All our employees (whether part-time, full-time or temporary), volunteers and members will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training, or any other benefit will be on the basis of their skills and ability.

We will work to create an organisational culture where people are able to express their individual identities and celebrate diversity. People must feel confident and supported to challenge attitudes and behaviours which are deemed biased, discriminatory or disrespectful. We want to embed our BCS values throughout the organisation. It is only by accepting and valuing diversity that we enable people to achieve their full potential.

We will do all we can to ensure no one receives less favourable treatment or is to be disadvantaged by requirements or conditions, which cannot be shown to be justifiable.