We passionately believe in equality, diversity and inclusion and we match that belief with action.
In Defra you have the right to a working environment 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, trade union membership or trade union activity.
We have several active staff networks, including Social Mobility, Ethnic Minority, Disability and Break the Stigma (mental health). We also run campaigns on building inclusive teams, while our This is Me campaign encourages people to bring their whole self to work. We support career development through talent schemes, internships, and reverse mentoring.
As a Disability Confident employer, we positively welcome applications from disabled people. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments wherever possible to ensure that disabled people can participate fully in the recruitment and selection process, and will also consider any reasonable adjustments to enable any applicant with a disability to meet the requirements of the post.
Promoting and supporting the use of a range of flexible working patterns we enable our staff to balance home and work responsibilities. We treat people fairly irrespective of their working arrangements, and support their career development through talent schemes, internships, and reverse mentoring.
With senior leaders who talk authentically about what they are doing personally, we are committed to being an organisation in which fairness and equality of opportunity is central to our approach to business and working relationships. Our organisational culture reflects and supports these values.