Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Why it’s important to us
We strive to be an inclusive employer and are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England's heritage.
From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical making sure our shared heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible.
What we do now and where we want to be
We work together to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and part of the organisation no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. We believe by being inclusive this drives better individual, business and organisational outcomes.
We are ever learning and are committed to increase the diversity of people who we actively engage with and employ.
Our equality and diversity values are reflected in everything we do. We value diversity among our staff and volunteers and expect everyone to be treated with equal dignity and respect. We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to challenge unacceptable behaviour and / or practices to ensure our environment enables people to flourish. We believe that our staff and volunteers should be able to bring their whole self to work.
We have a balance of cultural diversity in our senior management and local teams and strive to have gender balance and support female career development with visible role models leading from the top of the organisation.
We understand our employees have a life beyond work. To support this, we have family friendly policies and promote flexible working hours to ensure that you can balance your work and home life.
We are committed to the Disability Confident Scheme and are proud to comply with the conditions. This means we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities. Where we can, we make work adjustments to accommodate both staff and volunteers needs.
Our membership of the Stonewall Champions Programme enables us to continue to have a workplace where all LGBT+ employees are accepted without exception.
Our recruitment processes
Throughout the recruitment process we will ensure:
No applicant receives less favourable treatment by reason of age, disability, gender re-assignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, or pregnancy and maternity
No applicant is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements, which cannot be justified by the requirements of the job.
- We have a zero tolerance policy on all forms of modern slavery and coerced labour of human trafficking. Please read our Modern Slavery Transparency Statement for more information.