Under the Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person because of their sex. Sex discrimination law covers all workers and all types of organisations in the UK. It covers recruitment, employment terms and conditions, pay and benefits, training, promotion and transfer opportunities, redundancy and dismissal.

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We are committed to recognising and addressing gender inequalities including stereotyping, unconscious bias and work towards promoting equality and faireness between men and women.

Athena SWAN

St George’s has signed up to the post-May 2015 Athena SWAN principles. The Athena SWAN charter was initially set up to focus on gender inequality in STEMM disciplines and solely for Academic staff, however the post-May charter has expanded to cover all disciplines and all staff. 

Through the Athena SWAN charter, St George’s has embarked on a programme of work to ensure that Gender inequality is constantly challenged. We have been awarded a Bronze award and are aiming towards gaining a Silver award, working towards a more ambitious plan that will focus on impactful actions that create significant cultural change with regard to gender equality. 

Read more about our Athena SWAN commitment.

Equal pay

We are committed to equal pay, and believe that everyone should be paid fairly and have access to transparent and accessible pay processes. 

We recognise that there is a national gender pay gap between men and women which is also reflected in the Higher Education sector. To this end we have regularly produced equal pay audits and are working towards our responsibilities under the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations. 

Work life balance

St George’s is committed to all employees achieving a productive balance between work and life outside work through flexible working and part-time working.

We are committed to flexible working and aim to provide an environment that encourages inclusive working practices. 

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Links

The Equality Challenge Unit

The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education institutions across all four nations of the UK and in colleges in Scotland.

Karma Nirvana

Supports victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse.

 


Last Updated: Friday, 05 January 2018 11:02