Equal Opportunities Policy

Birmingham Wheels Park is a Company controlled by Birmingham City Council under the Local Authorities (Companies) Order 1995. Company no. 1991870. Charity no. 70 12 09.

Birmingham Wheels Park is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in all aspects of our operation; employment, provision for youth, community and play, volunteering, and general facility usership. It is our policy to take action to avoid discrimination. Where discrimination becomes apparent we will take positive steps to redress the imbalance.

Birmingham Wheels Park will ensure that all existing and potential staff, users and associated bodies receive equal consideration and is committed to the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, disability, colour, ethnic and national origin, nationality, sexuality, marital status, responsibility of dependants, religion, trade union activity and age (up to 65 in employment issues).

It is the intention of Birmingham Wheels Park that its workforce and user groups, at all levels, should reflect the composition of the population of the City of Birmingham. This being in accord with the stated policy of Birmingham City Council. Similarly to achieve this Birmingham Wheels Park will take active and positive steps to eliminate discrimination reduce the effects of past discrimination and to promote equality.

Birmingham Wheels Park will adhere to and make use of all current legislation to prevent discrimination and promote equality. This is likely to involve relevant Acts of Parliament such as the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (and amendments 1986), the Equal Pay Act (and amendments 1983), the Race Relations Act 1976 (and amendments 2000), the Disabled Persons (Employment) Acts 1944 & 1958, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This list, in the event of not proving exhaustive, will not preclude other legislation being applied to promote good practice in Equal Opportunities.

Birmingham Wheels Park will further seek to work with our partner organisations at whatever level to remove any barriers to equal treatment.