Equal Opportunities statement
As a listed public authority The Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) has a legal obligation to comply with a wide and varied range of equality legislation covering Race, Disability, Gender, Sexual Orientation and Religion or Belief. To enable SQA to comply with equality legislation it has taken a number of actions which includes:
- Introduction of Equality Schemes which includes individual Race Equality Scheme (RES), Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and Gender Equality Scheme (GES) which are updated every three years.
- Undertaking Equality Impact Assess (EqIA) on all existing and new policies, guidance and strategies to ensure no discrimination occurs.
- Providing equality training to staff, including staff who are part-time and on fix-term contracts.
- Consultant with a wide range of stakeholders on equality matters.
- Establish an internal equality steering group.
- Publishing annual updates on its progress on equality matters including the results of Equality Impact Assessments (EqIA)
SQA expects Appointees to practice our core values and principle, to be treated fairly and treat others with respect and without bias irrespective of religious belief, gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, marital status, sexual orientation or whether or not they have dependants. Equal opportunity is not a stand-alone issue. It is part of everything the organisation does, including all its practices in recruiting and supporting Appointees in their role.
For further information on SQA equality schemes please follow this link http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/25340.html