October 2010 Construction Equality and Diversity Newsletter
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Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."
Construction Manager article on diversity Diversity in the Workplace - Free CPD event Gender Site - key resource for research around gender and the built environment. Summit Skills seeking independant director RICS seeks members and non-members for board. Job Opp - Research Associate - School of Construction Management and Engineering National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition Equality and Diversity - The new equality act Getting Business-Ready for the Code for Sustainable Homes Building Article on Diversity Women in Architecture - Creating Change Sharing Good Practice Olympic Park Site Visit Meet professional women working in the built environment- Scotland Goverment - BSF and Expenditure and Employment in the Construction Industry Construction Index Thread Women in Senior Positions - Goverment Factsheet Job Opp - Trainee Smart Energy Expert Our Changing Expectations of Life: What do we really want? Other news...Give us your news! Do you have a story, event, job opportunity or recent relevant news item that you would like to promote to over 2,100 subscribers interested in equality and diversity within the built environment? Then feel free to send it over, the newsletter is completely free just send an email with your details by the last day of the month. Want to improve your business? Want to make change in your organisation?If you want to improve equality and diversity in your organisation for the better email us to find out how we can work together to achieve an inclusive and diverse working culture. Want to subscribe to this newsletter? If you have been forwarded this newsletter and wish to subscribe for free all you have to do fill in the box on our website is send us an email with your name and email address, simple! Forward to a friendKnow someone who might be interested in the email? Why not forward this email to them.UnsubscribeDon't want to receive these emails any more. Please unsubscribe instantly."
Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."
I’m sure you will all agree the future for construction, let alone equality and diversity is a little unclear at the moment. From public sector cuts and their effects on the BSF programme to the leaked reports regarding the privatisation of Construction Skills the days ahead are certain to be a challenge. With smaller funding pots and less jobs, opportunities will become harder to find especially regarding diversity in this vast and fragmented industry. A year and a half ago when this newsletter was first set up its aim was to pull people together from all walks of industry and let them know what was happening in relation to equality and diversity in construction, we now consider that role even more important for not only the individual, but for the future of the built environment.So please help us to ensure we are as effective as possible, by firstly filling in our quick questionnaire on how we can improve, and secondly forwarding this email on to at least one person. As we well know together we are stronger.Happy Building Chrissi x Construction Manager article on diversity Construction Manager (the official magazine of the CIOB) has commissioned and published a guide to diversity in construction from Constructing Equality. The article follows on from our CPD (continuous professional development) events around the country. Diversity in the Workplace - Free CPD event Do you want to increase productivity, profit and creativity in your organisation? Studies have shown that the more diverse your workforce the better it will perform, so join us as we take a look at how you can increase diversity in your organisation as well as how to retain and develop it. The presentation will touch on aspects of law, policy and practice as it explores the complex and important issues surrounding promoting and managing equality in the construction industry. This free CPD event is held on Tuesday 15th February 2011, Time : 19:00 Meeting point : The Cottons, Knutsford WA16 0SU email for more info. Gender Site - key resource for research around gender and the built environment. Have a look at Gendersite, its a key resource for papers and research into gender and the built environment. Summit Skills seeking independant director SummitSkills is seeking an independent director to join its team of board members from 1 January 2011. Whilst this position is unpaid it would be a great place to strenthen you board experiance. Follow the link if your interested and if your nervous about applying have a look at the help available. RICS seeks members and non-members for board. Applications are invited from RICS Members and independents (individuals not associated with the Institution) to join its Management Board. RICS seeks two members and two independent individuals.If you’re interested follow the link for more information on the RICS board. Job Opp - Research Associate - School of Construction Management and Engineering You’ll have to be quick for this one as the closing date is the 4th October, the position is at the University of Reading it pays £27,319 to £29,853 per annum and is fixed for one year.Follow the link to find out more about this Construction Role National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition Birmingham NEC – 27 & 28 November 2010Offering women in construction at all stages of their career the chance to share experiences, make new contacts, and hear about exciting new vacancies, the Women in Engineering Forum provides an invaluable networking opportunity in what is a tough, male dominated industry.Equality and Diversity - The new equality act A presentation by Amit Popat, Equality & Diversity Manager at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to his current role, Amit was the University of Arts London Diversity Advisor, NCVO's Diversity Advisor and Head of Policy Development at the Black Training and Enterprise Group. Date : Tuesday 16th November 2010 Time : 19:30 Meeting point : Room Que 101, Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ Cost : £10 including buffet (free for student members) Contact : Alan Gadsden ICIOB Amit has co-edited two diversity publications "
Making Equality Simple"
Making Diversity Happen"
, as well as serving on a number of national and European working groups advising Getting Business-Ready for the Code for Sustainable Homes Whilst not for women or minorities only both are encouraged to attend this course Cost Free to companies in the South East Region. is your business ready for the Code for Sustainable Homes? This course for architects and construction project managers delivers a high level ‘Health Check Audit’ for your business that will inform and help you prepare for being CFSH regs .Portsmouth – 21 October 2010Building Article on Diversity This article in Building is a little older but I’ve only just found it on the web and thought I would share. Here Constructing Equality helped set the group up as well as providing comments. If you dont subscribe to Building you can read the Diversity in Construction article here. Women in Architecture - Creating Change What happens when we bring the values of diversity and innovation, and of inclusion and social justice, to the challenges facing the built environment professions today? And if we set them at the heart of our work in creating the cities and communities of tomorrow? Between 17-19th October 2010 Women in Architecture are hosting a programme of events in London to address these issues, in partnership with RIBA 'Architects for Change', the RIBA Trust, London Metropolitan University, the Building Centre and the 'DiverseCity-Architects' international exhibition network. “It’s about Global networks, at local level, involving community and women and leaders in architecture and the environment”. (Angela Brady, RIBA President Elect, and ‘Creating Change’ Programme Director) Sharing Good Practice Not a lot of information given for this workshop for Research Institutions run with the UKRC on the Thursday 28th October on Sharing Good Practice , but if you contact Ann Clark she will be able to fill you in with the details. Olympic Park Site Visit Ever wondered what’s going on at the Olympic park and how you could be part of the construction process?This Visit arranged by the UKRC is aimed at women wanting to get into construction, so why not sign up and have a look at what’s out there? Meet professional women working in the built environment- Scotland Networking Lunch - Interested in a career in construction but not to sure what career you’d like? This networking lunch will give you the chance to meet and chat with qualified women working in construction and the built environment. And of course have a bite to eat! Government - BSF and Expenditure and Employment in the Construction Industry This question was put to the House of Commons and considering the effect of public procurement on diversity we thought it might be of interest.Follow the link to find out what assessment he has made of the effects on the construction industry of the ending of the Building Schools for the Future programme. Construction Index Thread Take a little look at this thread on the construction index entitled women and construction here at construction equality we have added out t'upence worth, why dont you? Our top tip for an effective post is to try not to be too emotive or you can lose your message!Would be great to see some more views from women in industry. Women in Senior Positions - Goverment Factsheet I found the following fact sheet very interesting, though would like to see construction somewhere other that last for female representation! Job Opp - Trainee Smart Energy Expert The role will be to provide excellent customer service which enhances British Gas’s image and supports the growth of their products and services whilst installing and maintaining gas and electric meters and relevant communication devices in domestic and commercial properties. They are keen for women and people from the BME community to apply so have a look at the details and contact Carole Willshire if your interested. Our Changing Expectations of Life: What do we really want? Whilst this isn’t directly construction related there is little best practice regarding age in our industry so I felt this might help some of the more forward thinkers find some direction.Don't miss the forthcoming Royal Society of Medicine and Cumberland Lodge conference on ageing and society entitled:Our Changing Expectations of Life: What do we really want?Constructing Equality, 10 Derby Street, Prescot, Liverpool, L34 3LG t 07748126232 w www.constructingequality.co.uk<br />