Winchester Cathedral is fully committed to promoting a positive culture of equality and diversity in which employees, workers and volunteers are able to reach their full potential.

The Dean and Chapter acknowledge the 2021 Report ‘From Lament to Action’ highlighting the changes proposed by the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce to ensure significant cultural and structural change on issues of racial justice within the Church of England.

The calling of the Cathedral is to be a diverse community in which people flourish in one body through collaboration, mutual respect and shared celebration and we aspire for our people to represent that vision.

As such, we will seek to recruit employees, workers and volunteers to reflect the diversity of the communities we engage with and ensure prospective and current employees, workers and volunteers are not disadvantaged in recruitment, training opportunity or career progression.

We will recruit the applicant who is most suited to the position and our decisions will be based solely on qualifications, skills and experience, as measured against the essential and desirable criteria for the position.

We will ensure our shortlisting, interviewing and selection procedures avoid discrimination in any way, including on grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status or civil partnership, race, nationality or ethnic origins, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

The Cathedral will continually keep its policies under review and implement changes where these could enhance equality of opportunity.