Equality and Diversity

RNCM recognises that music is in every culture. We are committed to building a diverse community of staff and students.

The RNCM’s Equality and Diversity documents, including our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Gender Pay Gap Reports, can be found on this page under Downloads.

At the RNCM we believe in allowing everyone an opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our framework of equality, diversity, dignity, respect and fairness extends to all of our community; staff, students, partners, visitors and the wider community. We recognise that continuing to draw on the widest and most diverse range of talent for our staff and students is essential to the continuing success of the College.

The RNCM expects that all staff and students will contribute to and actively support the College in working towards the elimination of discrimination and harassment, promoting equality of opportunity in terms of access to the College’s services, employment opportunities and support for students in their welfare and education.

We are committed to treating all people with dignity and respect equally irrespective of the protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage / Civil partnership
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation or re-orientation
  • Pregnancy and maternity

Annual Report

The RNCM publishes an annual report that details information on all staff and students at the College.The report responds to the RNCM’s duties and obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Duty, it also supports the College’s equality and diversity objectives.

Disability Confident

The Disability Confident Scheme aims to help employers make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives. The Disability Confident scheme has three levels that have been designed to support organisations.

The College is currently at Level 2 Disability Confident Employer. As an internal or external applicant the College commit to:

  • Interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria on a person specification and consider them on their abilities;
  • Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process;
  • Ensuring employees have sufficient disability awareness;
  • Making workplace adjustments (also known as reasonable adjustments), as required.