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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Last updated on 25 Jun 2021

We know the HRA is working at its best when our people feel they belong and are valued for who they are, and that they see this borne out in their daily experience of the organisation.

Eliminating discrimination

To support this, we proactively consider equality and integrate an anti-discriminatory approach into all areas of our work. This means we believe it’s not enough to focus on individual attitudes or behaviours; we use an Equality Impact Analysis process to scrutinise our policies, practices and services to ensure any systemic discrimination is identified and dismantled, and barriers to accessing services, employment and career progression are removed.

We pride ourselves on offering the flexibility needed to enable people to thrive in their role, regardless of other circumstances or commitments.

Respecting and learning from each other

We expect high standards of dignity and respect to be upheld for our staff, potential staff, volunteers, members, partners, service users and anyone else who interacts with the organisation. Each of us has our part to play to make that happen. That’s why all our staff, contractors, volunteers and members complete mandatory EDI training as part of their induction, and staff have regular opportunities to have their voices heard through our Staff Partnership Forum and EDI staff interest groups.

From words to action

Guided by the voices of our diverse staff interest groups, we have developed an EDI strategy to ensure that our aspirations for change translate into action; that they are transparent, accountable and with a lasting impact. We’ve recently invested in a new position of EDI Manager to support and accelerate this activity. Our equality objectives for 2020-2023 are to:

  • develop an inclusive culture
  • promote and support inclusive leadership
  • increase diversity across all pay bands, in particular band seven and above
  • measure our progress utilising standards and benchmarking

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