Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Vail Williams is an equal opportunities employer, which means we are committed to treating all our employees and job applicants equally and fairly.
Our supportive and collaborative environment empowers us to embrace new opportunities and challenge the status quo. We care deeply about nurturing genuine long-term relationships within our teams and with our valued clients and suppliers; trusting one other to always do the right thing and ensuring we align with our common goals and values.
We are committed to recruiting and developing a diverse range of talented individuals and in providing equal opportunities throughout the recruitment process and in employment. This means that all job applicants and employees will receive equal treatment regardless of age, sex, marital status, civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy, exercise of the right to take maternity leave, race, colour, nationality, political belief, religion or belief, ethnic or national origins, or disability.
We recognise as a firm, and within the Property Industry as a whole, the need to continually strive to achieve greater equality, diversity and inclusion.
We provide opportunities for developing skills and awareness on equality, diversity and inclusion and proactively identify needs on an individual and firm-wide basis. Furthermore, everyone at Vail Williams has a dedicated People Development Manager to ensure that as an individual they are supported and empowered to reach their full potential.
We pride ourselves on fostering a working environment and culture that is welcoming, respectful and accessible whilst free from direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation, bullying or harassment. Should any complaints of this nature be made, we will investigate fully and take appropriate steps.
All of our employees are personally responsible for not discriminating against another employee or potential employee. Managers are also responsible for ensuring that neither they, nor employees reporting to them, unlawfully or unfairly discriminate against existing or prospective employees.
We expect our suppliers to follow the same ethos. As a minimum, they should comply with all relevant equality and equal opportunities laws and regulations and have robust policies in place with regards to discrimination and equal opportunities, supporting our belief that everyone deserves to be treated equally. We also expect them to have effective procedures in place to safeguard against harassment and discrimination, whilst actively promoting diversity and inclusion within their own workplace.
The Managing Partner holds ultimate responsibility for implementing and monitoring our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.