The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
The Red Cross seeks to ensure that our organisation and our services are relevant and accessible to all. We value fresh perspectives and insights gained by involving and welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We recognise the strength that diversity brings. Differences such as gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, culture, physical appearance and national origin should be recognised and celebrated. People from different backgrounds bring new skills, ideas and experience. And yet these differences can also result in unfavourable treatment or discrimination.
The Red Cross recognises that diversity initiatives must take both these factors into consideration to be successful. For example, an organisation that wishes to attract more disabled people as staff and volunteers must also demonstrate a commitment to being flexible and responsive to the needs of disabled people.
Office locations: UK Headquarters, Moorgate, London EC2
Website address: www.redcross.org.uk/vacancies