Diversity, inclusion & belonging
At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every citizen of the country and our aim is to reflect the full diversity of the United Kingdom. Diversity and Inclusion has a key part to play, it’s about how we do business as well as the people we employ. When we advise Ministers, we need to be clear about impacts on the economy, nationally and locally and on different people. So it’s important that our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds and locations, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking.
Our aims link to the Civil Service aspiration to be the UK’s most inclusive employer, representative of modern Britain and the public that we serve.
In the Treasury we’ve divided our ambition across 3 areas;-
- We are stronger – delivering better outcomes by transforming the way HMT works, connecting our different experiences and perspectives.
- We can all thrive – embracing everyone’s talents and celebrating our successes, we feel valued and empowered to do our jobs, in different ways.
- We are all accountable – inclusion is owned by all of us, we all know what we need to do to create a great place to work.
We have a strong culture of networks. These play an important role in raising awareness in the organization and help us to us to build a more inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. These networks are open to everyone to join and some of the existing networks include:
- All Age Network
- Disability Action Group – including Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Network
- Ethnic Minority Network
- Faith and Belief Network
- Flexible working network
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans-community Network
- Mental Wellbeing Network
- Social Mobility Working Group
- Women in Treasury
We want to attract diverse talent, and we want to make ours as inclusive and welcoming a working environment as possible. We want all staff to thrive in the Treasury, and we know that this means different things to different people.
We’re proud to be working with Graduate Scheme Success and upReach to support candidates from underrepresented groups to apply to our graduate programme, including ethnically diverse candidates and those who self-identify as coming from a lower socioeconomic background. Find out more about how they can support your application by visiting their websites.
We’re committed to ensuring that all of our employees can realise their potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and feel supported in the workplace. We also provide opportunities for those who want to give back through volunteering.
At HM Treasury, we view flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and retain talented people, ensuring that they can enjoy a long-lasting career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and there are a range of options available to you, including working from home, compressed hours and job sharing. Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing you to take up to an additional 2 days off each month, providing you work enough hours to meet business need.
The wellbeing of our staff is important to us, and so your line manager will support you in this. You can also access additional support and advice through our delivery partners, as well as internal supporters who you can talk to in confidence if needed.
To make sure we treat people fairly, irrespective of their background, we ask all applicants to complete a short diversity questionnaire. This information is kept securely and will only be used for monitoring purposes. It will not be disclosed to those making selection decisions.