For us to command the confidence of all of our key interests, it is necessary that members should adopt and comply with appropriate standards of conduct. Upon registration, all members are required to confirm their commitment to the Members’ Code of Conduct, as outlined below;

  • Integrity: members must not place themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately influence them as a member.
  • Selflessness: members should act solely in terms of interest of The Manx Rainbow Association when and where appropriate.
  • Objectivity: members must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.
  • Members have a duty to make themselves available for service on Committees and other Groups to which they may be appointed.
  • Members have a duty to ensure that all their decisions and actions are taken in the best interests of the charity and the public interest.
  • Members accept collective responsibility for enabling the Committee to achieve its objectives. Members are expected to contribute to discussion and debate freely to enable a robust decision to be made. Once the Committee has taken a decision, members must support the communication and implementation of that decision.
  • Members have a duty to distinguish clearly, when speaking or writing, between views held by themselves personally or based on any other organisational affiliations they may have. Any communication with the media about our work, including publication of views via the internet or by other means, should be discussed with the media team before a statement is published. In communicating with the media or making any statement, members do so on the basis of collective responsibility and in support of our purpose and policies.
  • Members may be approached by individuals or organisations that wish to lobby them on our work, including policy matters and operational decisions on particular cases. Members may take account of the views of others and undertake to make them known to The Manx Rainbow Association if appropriate, but should avoid taking any action or making any commitment which might indicate their acceptance of the lobbyist’s position. Any queries or correspondence about operational decisions involving cases of individual doctors are to be referred to the executive for any response.
  • Members have a duty to lead by example, always demonstrating respect and dignity for others, valuing diversity and conducting themselves in a non- discriminatory manner at all times. Working together effectively means, for members, observing the following working principles:
    • Trust between members – being honest and open; acting with integrity and respect for each other.
    • Good communication – sharing information and listening to others.
    • Ideas and creativity – offering ideas and being open to ideas proposed by others.
    • Individual responsibility – accepting responsibility for achieving goals and for the quality of our work.
    • Problem solving, finding solutions – working to find creative solutions to problems.
    • Openness to learning and feedback – seeking to improve ourselves and how we work.
    • Collaboration with others – working constructively with colleagues to a common purpose.
  • Members have a duty to raise any concerns about compliance with this code with the Chairperson at the earliest opportunity.
  • Members have a duty to raise any concerns about compliance with charity or other legislation with the Committee at the earliest opportunity. In the event that concerns still remain, members should report the matter to the Chairperson.