Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Equality and diversity

The HTA is committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment that is free from any form of discrimination. We recognise that there are real benefits of having a diverse community of staff and the HTA aims for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society.

Additionally, we adopt a culture that hopes to attract and retain talented individuals that want to work with us.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that ensure the ways in which we recruit, develop and manage our people are free from practices that may lead to discrimination. We are committed to monitoring our practices including undertaking an annual equal opportunities audit with results communicated to the organisation. We also ensure that all internal opportunities are communicated in an open and consistent manner.

More information can be found in our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy

"We at the HTA, stand together against all forms of discrimination and look to find opportunities for inclusion and collaboration in everything we do. The HTA does not tolerate racism or discrimination in any form, and our organisation is a place where all staff can feel safe, valued and heard. We are an organisation that is proud of its diversity and how we support the communities we serve. We will listen to, and learn from, our staff and stakeholders as to how we can continue to grow as an inclusive and people-centric organisation. We are all in this together, and here for one another."

- Allan Marriott-Smith, CEO and Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the HTA.


Race at Work Charter

We are also a signatory of the Race at Work Charter, that commits us to:

  • appointing an Executive Sponsor for race;
  • capturing ethnicity data and publicising progress;
  • committing at Board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying;
  • making it clear that supporting equality in the workplace is the responsibility of all leaders and managers; and
  • taking action that supports ethnic minority career progression.

You can find out more about the Race at Work Charter on the Business in the Community website.

Disability Committed employer

As a Disability Committed Employer we have proudly committed to:

  • ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible;
  • communicating and promoting vacancies;
  • offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job;
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required;
  • supporting any exiting employee who acquired a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work; and
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people.

Find out more about Disability Confident.

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Last updated on: 28 Jan 2021