Cornerstone Consultancy Services (Cornerstone) is committed to making equality of opportunity a reality. This will allow all people to seek, obtain and continue employment without discrimination. Customers will be encouraged to develop to their optimum potential.

Cornerstone expects all customers, employees and delegates to be treated with respect. None should receive less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, ethnic or national origins, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.

The principle of equal treatment will be applied to all procedures relating to the recruitment, selection and appointment of staff. This will also apply to promotion and the provision of training and development opportunities. Similarly, it will apply to the application of dismissal, disciplinary and grievance procedures and all conditions of employment.
All employees have a personal responsibility to ensure this policy is maintained. Cornerstone is a business in which every delegate and employee is respected and does not suffer a discriminatory disadvantage.

Any customers, employee or delegate, who believes that they have been discriminated against unfairly may raise the matter through the established grievance procedures. Any form of harassment based on sex, race, or other personal characteristics will be regarded as a form of discrimination and may be treated as a disciplinary offence.

Cornerstone is committed to regular monitoring of the workforce to identify areas of potential difficulty. Constructive action will be taken to remedy any failure to achieve the goal of equality of opportunity.
Cornerstone recognises that the achievement of its goal of total equality of opportunity requires more than a formal statement of policy. It is committed to taking active steps to make its goal a reality.

If at any time an employee or delegate feels they have been treated unfairly, there are established procedures. Employees, in the first instance, should inform their Line Manager. Delegates should inform their Tutor. Customers should inform the Consultant. Should this route be unsatisfactory, the problem should be brought to the attention of the Directorate. It is essential that Managers and Tutors treat their staff or delegates in a fair and equal manner.

N.B. A copy of our comprehensive Equal Opportunities Policy and Procedures are available upon request.

“I organise training for voluntary and community sector organisations to meet their identified training needs, including Health and Safety and First Aid training which I buy in from specialist organisations.  I have always found the services provided by Cornerstone to be exceptionally high. The administration for the courses is quick and efficient, and the course costings are very competitive.  From my own observations of the training delivery, I can confirm that the standard adopted by the trainers is highly professional, and is flexible enough to meet the needs of the learners. All learners who have attended training so far have achieved accreditation”
 Lynn Smith Training Officer with St Helens CVS