Equality and diversity
We are committed to working with hard-to-reach and diverse populations, and this focus is reflected in an inclusive and diverse workplace for all our staff.
Our values at work
One of our core values is respect for the individual. We believe that each member of staff should be able to bring their particular strengths to the workplace, and feel completely safe and secure to express their own personality there.
We have a clear set of values to ensure all staff feel welcome. These include:
- Aspiring and inspiring – helping each other to be our best and to do our best
- Respecting individuality – recognising the different needs and aspirations of every individual
All staff are aware of our values and contribute to a friendly working environment that is sensitive to differences. We believe that having a wide range of cultures and diversity amongst our staff makes for a positive and enriching work environment, and makes us more effective and representative in the work we do.
We are proud to have achieved the Athena Swan Bronze award, and strongly believe in equality in the workplace. The Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research.
In addition, we have a diversity and equality committee that is proactively looking at ways to improve our sensitivity and inclusivity for all staff.
Our values and the wider community
We are committed to helping improve lives through the quality of our work. We work with children, carers, older populations and groups that are disadvantaged by diseases or disabilities. In addition, we have a heartfelt desire to carry out research that can make a lasting difference.
Centre for Trials Research equality and diversity committee
The Centre for Trials Research has an Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) and Athena SWAN Self- Assessment Team (SAT), which meets on a monthly basis.
The aim of this committee is to lead the Centre for Trials Research in achieving an inclusive culture free from discrimination and based upon the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. To achieve this the self-assessment team:
- proactively looks for ways to improve sensitivity and inclusivity for all staff
- provides centralisation of knowledge and a clear escalation process for Centre for Trials Research staff whilst working within current Cardiff University Equality and Diversity policies
- works closely with existing Cardiff University Equality and Diversity committees/groups, including the School of Medicines EDHR and Athena SWAN SAT
- contributes to an Athena Swan Award
- looks at ways to increase mentorship and sponsorship in the Centre for Trials Research
- identifies requirements for equality and diversity training, competencies and support for Centre for Trials Research staff and ensure delivery of this
- develops an action plan, which will include a focus on one specific protected characteristic at a time. The focus for the 2016-2017 academic year is disability.