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March 2023: The benefits that are offered to core members of the team at Techniquest may vary from time to time, but currently these include:
At Techniquest, we work to a framework of behaviours and values that shape not just what we do, but how we do it.
As a team, we recognise the importance of understanding what is expected of us and we always aim to support each other collaboratively across departments, to achieve the very best we can for all of those who visit the centre or engage with us in other ways.
The diagram below displays our core values that we both recruit to and appraise team members against:
To provide the best experience for our visitors and all who engage with us as a charity, we rely on a team that sets itself high standards: but the rewards that come from being involved in bringing science to life for people from all walks of life are significant too.
As a small team aiming to deliver inspirational results, pulling together and supporting each other is key.
Techniquest is firmly committed to the principles of equal opportunity in employment. Equality, diversity and inclusion (E,D&I) are at the heart of our organisation and we are proactive in ensuring that all of our employees are valued and treated with dignity and respect. We want everyone to reach their potential.
Equality: ensuring everyone has the same opportunities to fulfil their potential free from discrimination
Diversity: the celebration of individual differences amongst the workforce
Inclusion: ensuring everyone feels comfortable to be themselves at work and feels the worth of their contribution.
Equality of opportunity, valuing diversity, and compliance with the law is to the benefit of all who work at Techniquest as it seeks to fully develop individuals’ skills and abilities across the whole team.
While specific responsibility for eliminating discrimination and providing equality of opportunity lies with managers, individuals at all levels have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect. The personal commitment of every employee to this policy and the application of its principles are essential to eliminate discrimination and provide equality throughout Techniquest.
It applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, selection, training, career development and promotion. These areas are monitored and policies and practices are amended if necessary to ensure that no unfair nor unlawful discrimination, intentional or unintentional, direct or indirect, obvious or hidden exists.
Management have the primary responsibility for meeting these objectives by:
In turn, everyone who works for us can contribute by:
We will ensure that recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion procedures result in no job applicant, employee or worker receiving less favourable treatment because of a protected characteristics within the Equality Act 2010 which are:
In accordance with our overarching equal treatment ethos, we will also ensure that no-one is treated less favourably on account of being part time or fixed term. Techniquest’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitude, skill and ability.
We will ensure that the policy is circulated to any agencies responsible for supporting our recruitment and a copy of the policy will be made available for all employees and made known to all applicants for employment.
Techniquest ensures access for disabled employees, visitors and clients, and the design of the facilities enable ease of movement around the exhibition floor and event areas.
A more detailed version of this policy and/or E,D&I Strategy may be made available on request.