Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality

Our talent is what drives our success and diversity of backgrounds and perspectives is critical to this.

Bristol Sport Foundation recognises that discrimination is completely intolerable and that it is our responsibility to ensure that the principles of equality of opportunity are always followed. It is in the interest of Bristol Sport Foundation and its employees to utilise the skills of everyone involved in the organisation, this includes job applicants, employees, volunteers or members.

We will ensure that these people do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, sexuality, nationality, ethnic origin, colour of skin, pregnancy, religious belief, social background, class, political belief, parental and marital status.

Download our Equal Opportunities Policy

What do we do to promote equality in our workplace?

Our strategy focuses on our Leadership and Culture, Recruitment, Retention and Engagement, and Progression. It is also underpinned by an ambition to more clearly tell our inclusion, diversity and social equality story – both inside and outside of our organisation.

Alongside this we deliver the following initiatives:

  • Set clear rules in regards to how people should be treated.
  • Challenge any negative attitudes.
  • Flexible working policy
  • Motivation Monday weekly group sessions to bring the whole team together 
  • Mentoring programme for staff 
  • Our 'big up board' that allows staff to celebrate personal achievements
  • Online 'Equality and Diversity in Sport' training for all staff members

What do our coaches do in the classroom or community to promote equality? 

To ensure that we promote equality and diversity in the classroom and the community we operate the following best practice:

  • Set clear rules in regards to how people should be treated.
  • Challenge any negative attitudes.
  • Treating all staff and students fairly and equally.
  • Creating an all-inclusive culture for staff and students.
  • Avoiding stereotypes in examples and resources.
  • Planning lessons that reflect the diversity of the classroom.
  • Ensuring all students have equal access to opportunities and participation.
  • Using a variety of teaching methods.
  • Using a variety of assessment methods.
  • Ensuring policies and procedures don’t discriminate against anyone.