Equality and Diversity

 

MSV Housing Group has a long-standing commitment to the principles of equality and fairness and a zero-tolerance approach on all forms of discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

We hold the fundamental belief that everyone who comes into contact with the Group has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.


We are an equal opportunities employer and service provider

We value the benefits of a diverse workforce and Board that reflects the diversity in our local communities. We ensure equal and fair practice in recruitment and employment, the provision of goods and services and decision making by offering terms and conditions of employment, tenancy and procurement that are fair and equitable. We consider the needs of individuals and groups when developing policy and work with our partners to promote a culture of tolerance and respect in our local communities.

We actively promote equality and challenge unfair treatment and all forms of discrimination (direct, associative, perceptive and indirect), harassment and victimisation related to any of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (includes ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality), religion or belief (includes non-belief), sex (man or woman), sexual orientation (includes lesbian, gay, bisexual or heterosexual). And, we comply with the improved protection for disabled people; discrimination arising from disability and indirect disability discrimination and protecting disabled people from discrimination in the recruitment process (i.e. restrictions on pre-employment health questioning).

LGBTQ+ Pride

We hold the fundamental belief that everyone who comes into contact with the Group has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We pride ourselves on being a housing provider that is proactive on inclusion and as a member of HouseProud, a network for LGBTQ+ people working in social housing, we pledge to deliver on three core commitments:

  1. Ensuring LGBTQ+ residents have input at an executive/strategic level.
  2. Increasing LGBTQ+ visibility through the use of the Pledge symbol.
  3. Initiating a programme of staff training to improve understanding of LGBTQ+ lives.

Our long-standing commitment to the principles of equality and fairness includes a zero-tolerance approach on all forms of discrimination, harassment and victimisation and we aim to achieve the kitemark for our new extra care schemes, to ensure it is as inclusive as possible for older people in the LGBTQ + communities.

Gender Pay Gap Report

As part of our ongoing commitment to equality and diversity we have published our second Gender Pay Gap Report. We understand that a diverse workforce enriches the workplace and properly reflects the communities we serve. We will continue to monitor pay across grades and genders to ensure we are meeting our statutory requirements. We have a number of ‘people’ related strategies in place, and moving forward we will continue to monitor pay scales, expand our apprentice scheme, and benchmark against other organisations.

Our Legal Obligations

MSV Housing Group complies with the following: The Equality Act 2010; The Equality Act Codes of Practice; The Human Rights Act 1998; The Regulatory Framework for Social Housing Providers.

We invite comments, compliments and complaints.

If you feel we are not living up to our Equal Opportunities Policy Statement, please let us know.

If you are not satisfied, contact The Equality and Human Rights Commission, Arndale House, The Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ. Tel: 0161 829 8100. Email info@equalityhumanrights.com

To contact us, please phone on 0161 226 4211 or email: enquiry@msvhousing.org.uk

Related Documents


Gender Pay Gap Report
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