Women in Finance Charter
UKGI is a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter, a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory businesses and organisations to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. Signatories to the Charter pledge to be the best businesses in the sector and publicly commit to improving their gender diversity.
When UKGI signed up to the Women in Finance Charter in 2018 we had 30% female representation at senior management level and a target of reaching 40% by 2021. This target was reached in March 2021. We have set a new target of to achieve an average of 50% female representation across the year ending 31 March 2026. We are currently on track to achieve this target.
We continue to remain fully focused on gender diversity and are actively undertaking a number of initiatives to support us in maintaining this target:
Supporting development and promotion
All female staff receive three targeted development opportunities each year to support them to apply for and gain a promotion either inside UKGI or within another organisation if there are insufficient vacancies due to our size. These opportunities consist of experiential learning, classroom training, coaching and mentoring.
Maximising flexible working
We actively promote flexible working (remote working, reduced hours, varying work schedules) to encourage more women to apply and stay.
We are continuously exploring new recruitment avenues to target a more diverse workforce. The advent of hybrid working has allowed us to explore a wider geographic area in order to maximise opportunity to secure the best talent.
UKGI is a signatory to the Race at Work Charter from Business in the Community, an organisation created by HRH The Prince of Wales to champion responsible business. The charter provides five calls to action to ensure that ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels in an organisation.
UKGI became a signatory in 2019 to amplify its commitment to improving equality of opportunity in the workplace and continues to work towards its calls to action.
The organisation has met and maintained its target to have 10% of the senior management cadre identifying from an ethnically diverse background.
Established in 1980, Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF), is a not-for-profit women’s network run by members, for members. It is dedicated to increasing opportunity for individual members to network, learn and advise each other at every stage of their career – from graduate to boardroom – through WIBF’s programme of workshops and events. WIBF aims to improve diversity in banking and finance as a sector by working closely with its corporate members, which include Barclays, Santander and Citi. WIBF is a UK-wide network with branches in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, and Birmingham.
Disability Confident Committed Employer
- ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- communicating and promoting vacancies
- offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
- anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
- supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
- at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
At UKGI we are part of the ‘Great Place to Work for Veterans’ initiative. This means that as part of our commitment to diversity and equality in our recruitment and retention policy, we will offer an interview to any eligible applicants from His Majesty’s Armed Forces, provided they meet the essential criteria for the post set out in the person specification. Please indicate on your application that you wish for your application to be considered as part of this initiative.