Diversity and Inclusion
Why is Diversity & Inclusion important to us?
Diversity and inclusion is one of L&Q's core values. Not only is it the right thing to do (we believe in equality) but it also makes business sense. Having a diverse workforce helps us deliver excellent services to our customers.
What does it means for you?
We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment processes are open and fair. All of our vacancies are published on our jobs page and we also often advertise vacancies through our social channels and other job boards such as workingmums.co.uk
There are no barriers at L&Q (beyond the job requirements and UK law) – our culture is open and inclusive and we welcome applications regardless of your: age, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
There are currently three network groups – we have Kaleidoscope, which is our cultural diversity network; Spectrum, our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans network; and Inspire, our gender-equality network. All three are open to everybody and help to support employees and individuals to be themselves at work.
Along the way the networks have each greatly added depth to our working lives by:
- Facilitating and participating in Inclusion Week
- Providing knowledge and training
- Coaching potential manager/leaders
- Organising cultural events
Plans for the future
We believe there’s more that we can do. At L&Q we imagine a future where we recruit more women and BAME individuals into senior roles and into areas of our workforce where they are under-represented. We’ll seek to close and resolve the gender pay gap and attract more people with disabilities. We’ll better engage with all staff in promoting diversity and inclusion across the workforce.