We believe that the individual differences and the contributions of everyone in our team enables us to work effectively together to deliver great customer experiences.
This underpins our strategy of actively attracting, employing and retaining a diverse and adaptable 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 inclusion and greater diversity within our industry, we joined the Women in Finance Charter in 2017.
Women in Finance Charter
We are committed to achieve by 2022...
- 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
Our progress so far...
When we signed up to the Charter in June 2017, we had 16% female representation in senior management, 25% female representation on executive committee, and 11% female representation on our Board.
As of 30/06/2021, we have 19% female representation at senior management, 30% representation at executive committee and 20% female representation on our Board, and have partially met this target with 30% female representation at executive committee, and have sustained an increase in female representation at all levels since 2017. The senior management team have embedded the commitment to the Charter.
We have increased the representation of female staff on our intern and graduate trainee programme achieved its target of 100% and 50% female representation respectively.
We remain committed to achieving our targets by December 2022.