Garrigill Village Hall Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy


To state the Trustees' policy on Diversity and Equality of Opportunity issues in relation to the use of Garrigill Village Hall.


The individuals falling within the scope of the policy include Trustees, Committee members, employees, job applicants, volunteers and users of the hall. The Trustees recognise that everyone has a contribution to make to society, and a respect for diversity and equality issues is essential to make this work.


No job applicant or employee, member of committee, volunteer, or organisation/individual to which we provide services will be discriminated against by GVH on the grounds of:

  • Gender (including sex, marital status, gender re-assignment)

  • Race (including ethnic origin, colour, nationality or national origin)

  • Disability

  • Sexual orientation

  • Religion or belief

Promotion of respect

Promotion of respect for diversity and Equality of Opportunity will be achieved by the following;

  • Opposing all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination

  • Treating all users of the hall, in whatever capacity, fairly and with respect

  • Ensuring the hire of the hall is open to all potential users, subject to availability,

  • Incorporating in the hall hire terms an obligation to adhere to this non-discrimination policy

  • Advertising employment vacancies fairly, and will include a copy of this policy

  • Selecting for employment, volunteering, any form of training or other benefit on the basis of aptitude and ability and recording all selection/rejection decisions

  • Engendering an environment in which individual difference, and the contributions of all employees, volunteers and users of the hall are respected, recognised and valued

  • Engendering an environment where all users, in whatever capacity, understand that they are part of an environment that promotes dignity and respect for all, and where intimidation, bullying, and harassment will not be tolerated

Dealing with Complaints

Employees, volunteers, and users of the hall have a legal and moral obligation not to discriminate on the grounds stated in the definition against individuals or groups, and must report any such incident to a Trustee.

The Trustees will take complaints of discrimination and harassment very seriously.

They will investigate them thoroughly, and provide opportunities for the person making the complaint to speak in a safe environment about their experience.

If the complaint is against a particular individual, the Trustees will hear their point of view.

The Trustees will decide the action to take based on the principle of ensuring the continued inclusion and safety of any member who has experienced discrimination or harassment.

This policy will be monitored, and subject to regular review.