Havering College of Further and Higher Education has appointed Javia Denton to the role of Equality and Diversity Champion.
Javia is tasked with ensuring all individuals at the college are treated fairly and have equality of outcomes irrespective of the nine ‘protected characteristics’ indentified in the Equality Act 2010.
The ‘protected characteristics’ are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Javia - who is the Curriculum Manager for ILEX Legal Secretaries - is the main point of contact for Equality and Diversity issues at the college. She is a member of the college’s Equality and Diversity Management Committee chaired by Principal Designate Maria Thompson.
Javia said: “I am very pleased to take on the role of Equality and Diversity Champion for Havering College. The main part of my role is to ensure the college is in line with legislation and all the policies the Government has in place with regard to Equality and Diversity, and that the college is recognised for its good practice.
“It is about recognising that people are different, celebrating the difference in people and ensuring that no one is left out, sidelined or marginalised because of that difference.”
Javia, who joined Havering College in 2007, runs training sessions for new members of staff on the college’s Equality and Diversity policy.
Javia can be contacted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org