Arcangelo Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy
Last reviewed March 2023
Statement of Purpose
Arcangelo (Arcangelo, or the charity) is committed to encouraging diversity, equality and inclusion in all its work. The purpose of this policy is to assist the charity’s directors and trustees (the trustees) in seeing to it that Arcangelo’s activities are conducted in such a manner that all stakeholders – including trustees, staff, musicians and other contracted parties, as well as audiences – can be representative of all sections of society, and for all involved in Arcangelo’s activities to feel respected, valued and able to give their best.
Arcangelo seeks to
- promote equality, fairness and respect for everyone associated with its activities;
- ensure that in connection with the charity’s activities no-one is subjected to unlawful discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) or sexual orientation, or any other criterion that is a “protected characteristic” within the meaning of the Equalities Act 2010 or any successor legislation; and
- eliminate all forms of unlawful discrimination in respect of any of its activities.
Arcangelo commits to encouraging diversity, equality and inclusion in all its activities and to creating an operational environment
- that is free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination,
- that promotes dignity and respect for all, and
- where individual differences and the contributions of all are recognised and valued.
Arcangelo expects that everyone associated its activities
- will be treated with dignity and respect;
- will in turn play their part in ensuring that Arcangelo offers a safe and inclusive environment for all stakeholders, in which their feelings are valued and respected;
- will, in relation to any of Arcangelo’s activities, be free from harassment, intimidation or abuse on the grounds of any protected characteristic they may have; and
- will work to ensure that Arcanglo’s activities are open and welcoming to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Implementation of this Policy
Arcangelo expects to:
- make this policy available to all trustees, staff, musicians and other contractors associated with the charity and its activities, so that everyone involved clearly understands the behaviour they are expected to share;
- provide guidance and training where appropriate in support of the aims of this policy;
- make decisions concerning recruitment, management and promotion of staff based on merit (save for any necessary and limited exceptions and exemptions allowed under applicable law);
- review practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and strive to ensure they are updated when necessary; and
- make opportunities for the training and development of staff in relation to diversity, equality and inclusion.
To the extent permitted by applicable law and regulation concerning data protection, Arcangelo may monitor its trustees, staff, musicians and other contractors by reference to characteristics including age, gender, ethnic background and disability. The purpose of such monitoring is to assist the charity in reviewing this policy and its implementation and, where appropriate, to consider and take action on issues arising in consequence thereof.
- Complaints from staff, musicians, contractors and others hereunder should be directed as specified in the complaints procedure provided for by Arcangelo’s Code of Conduct, Anti-Bullying & Harassment Policy.
- Arcangelo undertakes to deal with such complaints in the manner specified therein and, in addition, to bring the matter to the trustees for investigation.
- The trustees’ investigation will be conducted in such a manner that all those involved will have the opportunity to express their respective points of view.
- Where appropriate, any investigation will include recommendations to ensure that the conduct or action complained of is not repeated.
- Arcangelo will endeavour to support those who feel they have been harassed or discriminated against, and will not victimise or treat them less well because they have raised concerns.
- All persons associated with Arcangelo should understand that:
- particularly serious complaints of breach of this policy may lead to dismissal, and
- in the course of their engagement they, as well as Arcangelo, may be held liable for acts in contravention of applicable law.
For questions about this policy, contact the General Manager of Arcangelo, Julian Forbes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or, alternatively, the Chair of Arcangelo, Rosalyn Wilkinson, at email@example.com