latest news & announcements

News on free schools and equality

The Government has made a commitment to opening at least another 500 new free schools in England by 2020.

ROTA is keen to keep pressing Government to put in place measures that support free schools to comply with equality legislation (Equality Act 2010) and Public Sector Equality Duties. We know that many existing free schools are failing to do this. This situation should not develop further.

We have identified forty four newly-elected MPs who have been appointed to Select Committees on Education, Children, Schools & Families or Women & Equalities, or who have...Read more

We Told You So!

Read the latest blog 'Is “We Told You So!“ by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

n my blog of 6 th March 2014 , I forecast that the Immigration Act would make private landlords into unpaid and untrained Immigration Officers. The Immigration Act would become “in effect, a charter for racial and other forms of harassment and abuse where people...Read more

Why the Conservative plan to scrap the European Human Rights Act could be bad news for BME rights in the UK

Read the latest blog 'Why the Conservative plan to scrap the European Human Rights Act could be bad news for BME rights in the UK' by Rob Cole, ROTA Voluntter.

The Conservative plan to replace the European Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights could be disastrous for BME communities who enjoy the protection granted by European authorities against.........Read more

Two upcoming Equality Act Training sessions

Free Two Day Equality Act Training - 28 May and 1 June 2015

Free two day training for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities.

For more information and to book your place, visit

Free Train the Trainer on the Equality Act 2010 - 8 June 2015

Free training for organisations that wish to be trained to deliver training on the Equality Act 2010.

For more information and to book your place, visit...Read more

Volunteer vacancy for Research Volunteer - ROTA’s History and Impact

We have History!

ROTA is looking for a volunteer to research and write up ROTA's history and the impact we have had as a voluntary sector organisation. This project would suit someone who can carry out archival work, make contact with key individuals from ROTA’s past and present, retrieve campaign material and search out press cuttings and publications. The post requires good investigative, communication and reporting skills. If you have a flair for writing and would like to help document ROTA’s achievements in promoting equality and justice, we would like to hear from you.

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Volunteer vacancy for Research Volunteer - Crowdfunding Project

Is our challenge your challenge?

ROTA is offering a volunteer an exciting opportunity to develop a crowdfunding appeal for our organisation. We are looking for someone with knowledge of using social media and video, who could help us to identify potential funders, design the appeal and put together an attractive video clip to reach a large audience of donors. You would also be responsible for monitoring the campaign over a four to six week period during July and August 2015. This exciting challenge is an excellent opportunity to use your imaginative and creative skills in helping ROTA to...Read more

Do you have what it takes to be a Clore Social Fellow?

Clore Social develops leaders with a social purpose so they can transform the world around them. On 11 May 2015 they begin recruiting for the UK's top social talent, ready to appoint a new cohort outstanding leaders to the 2016 Clore Social Fellowship. The fully-funded Fellowship programme includes residential training, an individualised budget to spend on your own development, coaching, mentoring, a secondment and a research project. It’s all tailored to you, but you’ll do it alongside the most inspiring, creative and...Read more