This underpins our strategy of actively attracting, employing and retaining a diverse and adaptable staff team. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We promote equality and fairness for everyone who has contact with the Bank, regardless of whether they are actual or potential customers, staff members, suppliers or other stakeholders.
As part of our commitment to achieve greater diversity in the workplace, we are supporting the following initiatives:
In June 2017, we signed up to the Government’s Women in Finance Charter with a 5-year plan to:
When we signed up to the Charter in July 2017, we had 16% female representation in senior management, 25% female representation on executive committee, and 11% female representation on our Board. As of 30/06/2019, we have 22% female representation in senior management, 57% representation on executive committee and 33% female representation on our Board.
We believe we are on track to meet our Charter target by our deadline. We have sustained an increase in female representation at senior management level since 2017 by ensuring our short lists for all posts are 50% female. The senior management team have embedded the commitment to the Charter.
Our internship programme achieved its target of 50% female representation and graduate entrants were 71% female against a target of 50%
Additionally, we promote family-friendly practices that allow all our staff to balance their work and home lives and have a mentoring programme, open for all women in the Bank.