We believe that the individual differences and contributions of all of our staff enable us to work effectively together to deliver great customer experiences and business success.
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 of 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:
Women in Finance Charter
We have signed up to the Government’s Women in Finance Charter and over the next 5 years we plan to:
Incorporate unconscious bias training into our training plans
Ensure all our shortlists for management roles are 50% female
Increase the number of women holding roles in our 3 top management tiers (including Board) to 30% by December 2022
Increase the number of female interns and graduate entrants by 50% in order to encourage more women into the Banking industry
To see the Women in Finance Charter please click here or to see our registration confirmation please click on this link
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.