YWAM England Equal opportunity policy

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Equal Opportunity Policy Youth With A Mission England

January 2003


The Equal Opportunities Policy respects:

  • The ethos, aims and purposes of Youth With A Mission England (YWAM) and the intentions of legislation which outlaws discrimination.
  • That YWAM is committed to doing, then teaching, according to Jesus' example. We affirm the importance of living a concept, theory or belief in personal experience as essential to passing it on to others.
  • That all YWAM staff are involved in the maintenance and development of the Christian ethos of the work, including participation in worship, meaninful bible study and prayer meetings ( both during and outside of working hours).
  • That YWAM makes no distinction between the sacred and the secular. We seek to honour all functions equally within the Kingdom of God. No roles or ministries are more important or spiritual than others.

The entry process into YWAM includes the completion of a Discipleship Training School.


  • Youth With A Mission England will not discriminate or treat any individual less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age or sexual orientation.
  • We select all candidates based on their skills, qualifications, experience and commitment

to the ethos and values of Youth With A Mission England. Acceptance on staff is subject

  • Successful recruitment or change of post within Youth With A Mission England is determined by personal merit and ability relevant to the ethos, aims and purposes of Youth With A Mission England.
  • Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Having an unspent conviction will not necessarily bar anyone from recruitment.
  • As Youth With a Mission England meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are recruited to work with children will be subject to a criminal record check from the Criminal Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. Where appropriate, this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.
  • Youth With A Mission England undertakes to comply fully with the Criminal Records Bureau Code of Practice and to treat all applicants fairly. Youth With A Mission England undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

For further information please see:

  • Youth With A Mission Statement of Faith and Foundational Values.
  • Employing people with conviction (Chartered Institute of Personnel and development)
  • Criminal Records Bureau Code of Practice

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