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Equality and Recruitment

We Are Solent - we don't just accept difference, we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our people, our students, staff and our community.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Integrity and inclusivity are at the heart of Solent and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity and are committed to addressing unconscious bias in our recruitment processes.

Solent is actively working to ensure that we are inclusive, progressive and as diverse as possible and we are delighted to have been awarded Disability Confident Employer status, recognising our positive commitment to the fair recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people, ensuring disabled people are treated fairly and have access to the same opportunities as non-disabled people. (More information can be found on the Disability Confident website).

Equality at Solent

The University's equality objectives, which form part of our overall strategic plan, are integral in promoting and achieving fair treatment and equality for all and as part of this, we aim to foster a community with a culture of transparency, mutual trust and respect devoid of hatred and intolerance.

To help us make sure that our equality objectives are met, our action on equality comprises of a number of activities including training, collecting and monitoring statistical data, promoting vacancies and development opportunities, providing links to relevant policies and procedures, highlighting proposed legislative changes and breaking news on new equality developments at the University.

Equality and Wellbeing

By recognising the changing environment that we are working in, we understand the need for paying early attention to wellbeing from a mental health perspective and to new ways of positively supporting this, for example, all people at Solent have access to a free telephone counselling helpline or can be provided with occupational health advice.

We care about the wellbeing of our people and our aim is to create a healthy working environment and conditions for us all to thrive.  Wellbeing is supported at the University through the Equality and Wellbeing Committee and it is supported by the Mental Health Vision for students and people working at Solent.

The well-established Equality and Wellbeing committee which is made up of students and staff, proactively assists us in providing an excellent people experience underpinned by Solent’s values and our genuine commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity, irrespective of personal or protected characteristics.

If you’d like to find out more about equality and diversity at the University, take a look at our Equality and Diversity Policy.

If you have a diversity enquiry or a disability or special need that requires support, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.

 

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