Get Berkshire Active is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, employee, volunteer or member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief. Get Berkshire Active will ensure that there will be open admission to all those who wish to work in partnership or alongside the Get Berkshire Active Partnership in all aspects of sport and leisure activities and that they are treated fairly. Get Berkshire Active is committed to achieving gender parity (with a minimum of 30% female) and greater diversity generally on its board, including, but not limited to Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity, sexual preference and disability.
Foundation Equality Certificate
As part of our commitment to Equality and working with our public sector partners we have registered with the PS Equality Register and have a certificate of compliance.
Get Berkshire Active Equality Policy
GBA Equality & Diversity Policy (PDF, 398 Kb)
Public Organisations are legally obliged to ensure that they do not discriminate against participants, employees, and volunteers on grounds of disability, gender, and race.
Click here for information on the key pieces of legislation related to promoting equality and tackling unfair discrimination, that have been passed in the UK and EU.
Our Commitment to Diversity on the GBA Board
We do not pursue diversity for the sake of it or to achieve a 'tick-box' result; we do it because diversity brings new thinking and challenge to old ideas. Not only do we want our board and staff to reflect the population they serve we want them to ensure we consider and cater for all aspects of Berkshire society when we make decisions about where we use our resources. We are committed to having no less than 1/3rd of our board from either gender (we currently have 7 women and 5 men) and we welcome and encourage applications from all members of society without prejudice to age, sexual orientation, disability, gender, religion or race. We will ensure any board vacancies receive the widest possible coverage to guarantee that opportunities are seen and available to all.
Diversity Action Plan (PDF, 606 Kb)
Diversity Action Plan
Some examples of our commitment to Diversity in GBA programmes include:
I enjoyed basketball as I like working in a team. This also improved different skills, such as running, coordination, anticipating what the other team are going to do and remembering the rules of basketball. I also improved my health and fitness.
This Girl can has helped me become so much more confident and empowered. I never thought I would have the confidence to exercise in front of other people but this community of amazing women has made me feel welcome