In November 2021 we were officially certified as a Great Place To Work, this latest accolade recognises the work done over the past year by our award-winning People Team – led by Sarah Dewar, our Chief People Officer – to make our organisation a great workplace for all, including women.
Our organisation is made up of 874 colleagues, of which 695 identify as women.
Over the last year we have rolled out a new wellbeing strategy that focuses on colleague inclusion and representation. This includes policies that consider the needs of women, including a menopause policy which shines a light on menopause, as well as a pregnancy loss policy that offers enhanced paid leave and support for anyone impacted.
Sarah Dewar, our Chief People Officer, explains:
“I am thrilled that we have made the 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces for Women list. Diversity and inclusion are a key part of our organisation’s strategy and our team work incredibly hard to make sure we have an inclusive and welcoming workplace for everyone.
As this award is based on the direct feedback of our colleagues, it confirms that our efforts are making an impact.
“Since launching our Wellbeing Strategy last year, we have worked with the women in our organisation to listen and understand their needs, and we will continue to explore different ways to make sure they feel heard, valued, and respected.
“We have also recently commissioned an external diversity diagnostic and will be continuing to listen to what our people tell us and put in place plans to ensure our workplace has a truly inclusive culture for all.”
We’re so proud to be a Great Workplace for Women and will continue to make our workplaces inclusive and welcoming to all.