The JAC is committed to ensuring all selection processes are fair and that all applicants receive equal treatment.
Under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, the JAC must select candidates solely on merit, while also encouraging diversity in the range of people available for selection.
The Equality Act 2010 gives public authorities a duty to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between diverse groups.
The JAC is also required to set specific, measurable equality objectives, and publish reports on our performance against these goals.
Equality objectives for 2012 to 2016 are split into 4 areas:
- fair and open processes
- promoting diversity within our staff
Read the equality objectives in full (PDF, 226KB)
Statistical data on gender, ethnicity, disability and professional background is collected during the selection process to measure progress.
This is in line with the under-represented groups identified by the Commission. However all protected characteristics, as defined in the Equality Act, are considered when carrying out equality measures.
Equality objectives performance report 2014–15 (PDF, 324KB)
Equality objectives performance report 2013–14 (PDF, 328KB)
Equality objectives performance report 2012–13 (PDF, 464KB)