NHSPS signs 'Race at Work' Charter

Today marks an important step in our journey to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation - we are now a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter.

At NHS Property Services we celebrate diversity and are working hard to create an inclusive environment where people love to work and can fulfil their potential.

We are proud of our diverse workforce, however, there’s more to do to role model an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued as an individual. We want diversity and inclusion to be embedded in our culture, ways of working, recruitment, career and talent programmes – becoming part of what we do around here.

Whilst we have taken many steps, we are on a journey to achieve the diverse and inclusive organisation we want.

Today is an important step in our journey and, as the Executive Sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion at NHSPS, I'm pleased to announce we are now a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter.

We know that ethnic minorities still face significant disparities in employment and progression, and that is something we need to change.

The Charter is composed of five calls to action that our company is committing to deliver:

1. Appoint an Executive Sponsor for race
2. Capture ethnicity data and publicise progress
3. Commit at board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
4. Make clear that supporting equality in the workplace is the responsibility of all leaders and managers
5. Take action that supports ethnic minority career progression

Signing up to the Race at Work Charter means taking practical steps to ensure organisations are tackling barriers that ethnic minority people face in recruitment and progression and that these organisations are representative of British society today. 

I am excited to be part of this change within the organisation, and look forward to sharing more updates on our progress in the coming months. 

Learn more about the Race at Work Charter