Message from the British Council, Hyderabad:
We are glad to inform you that the British Council is observing the EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY (EO&D)week from 06 September to 09 September, 2011.
Our Policy: The British Council is committed to equality of opportunity and positive action to promote equality of opportunity. It believes that an Equal Opportunities Policy helps to ensure that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training and development of staff on the basis of gender, marital status, sexual identity, religious belief, political opinion, race, work pattern, age, disability or HIV/AIDS status, socio-economic background, spent convictions, trade union activity or membership, or on the basis of having or not having dependants. It also believes that an Equal Opportunities Policy benefits employees and potential employees and helps achieve dignity at work and contributes to providing the best possible services to partners and clients.
Diversity is focused on making effective use of the differences and similarities between people. It’s about creating working environments that value a range of differences, believing that understanding and managing these can lead to organisational and societal benefit.
When we talk about equal opportunity and diversity in the British Council, we focus on 7 main areas:
- Gender (which includes transgender)
- Sexual orientation
- Work-life balance.
We believe the best way to manage diversity is to ensure that it is built into all processes and functions, considered as part of all policy decisions, and present in the planning of all programmes from start to finish.
We propose to exhibit your work in relation to our EO&D policy to create awareness amongst our internal and external customers.
We look forward to meet you at the earliest to discuss this further.