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Equality & Diversity

Bring your whole self to work.

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Equality & Diversity

Bring your whole self to work.

We passionately believe in equality of opportunity and fairness, and we match this belief with action.

We are actively cultivating a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation, regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, working hours and arrangements, and trade union association.

Maintaining a workplace that is truly open, respectful and welcoming starts at a senior level. It also begins within our recruitment process.

As a Disability Confident employer, we positively welcome applications from individuals with disabilities and we make adjustments wherever possible, to include everybody in our recruitment and selection process. We also consider adjustments to the requirements of each post, where necessary.

We build inclusion into every team, while our This is Me campaign reinforces our message about bringing your whole self to work. We also encourage colleagues to participate in our networks for Social Mobility, Ethnic Minority, Disability and Break the Stigma (mental health).

Through talent schemes, internships and reverse mentoring, we support career development at every level. We also champion flexible working patterns, helping colleagues balance their responsibilities at home and at work.