We aim to build an inclusive and supportive culture that embraces diversity and which provides opportunities for the best and brightest individuals from the widest range of backgrounds to develop their skills and broaden their experience.
Our Partners and management team are committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity for all, irrespective of gender (including gender reassignment), marital or civil partnership status, having or not having dependents, religious beliefs, political opinion, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins), disability, sexual orientation or age. We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and all job applicants, employees and others who work for us will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on any of the grounds listed above. Decisions about recruitment, selection, promotion and training, conditions of work, salary, career advancement or any other benefit or aspect of employment will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination.
We recognise that the provision of equal opportunities in the workplace is not only good management practice, it also makes sound business sense. We need to employ and retain the best people and create an atmosphere of respect and dignity in which people can achieve their potential. Therefore, our equal opportunities policy will help all those who work for us develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be utilised fully to maximise our efficiency.
We are fully committed to promoting a positive and harmonious working environment, where every employee is treated with respect and dignity and no worker feels harassed, bullied, threatened or intimidated for any reason whatsoever. Harassment and bullying detract from a productive working environment and can affect the health, confidence, morale and performance of those affected, including anyone who witnesses or knows about such behaviour.
We actively encourage our people to take up charitable board positions and volunteer. Each year we openly vote for a Charity of the Year to focus our fundraising efforts on.