We have 11 staff networks that value and celebrate difference, provide peer support as well as a platform to ensure all our people have a voice. Joining a network is a great way to learn more about EDI, expand your own network, meet new people, learn new skills and contribute to the success of the business.
Whilst we have umbrella networks, many have sub-networks created by staff themselves. The EDI team welcome any further suggestions on sub-groups to suit other staff needs and interests as they arise (related to EDI).
Details about our staff networks are below.
- Enable Network – a network for colleagues affected by disabilities, longterm medical conditions, mental ill health and neurodiversity.
- Gender Balance and Equality Network - forum for staff to identify gender issues and develop opportunities for colleagues around gender balance.
- Age Network – a network for colleagues to speak about the equality of treatment and inclusion across all age groups.
- Young Professionals Network – a forum for staff to share their concerns and priorities, with a focus on supporting staff under the age of 35.
- Faith and Belief Network – this network incorporates all faiths and beliefs and promotes a better understanding of different faiths. Current established faith and belief subgroups include the Hindu, Christian and Muslim Networks.
- Carers, Parents & Flexible Working Network - this network provides support for colleagues who are carers or require flexible working arrangements.
- LGBT+ and LGBT+ Allies - a forum that brings together LGBT+ colleagues and LGBT+ allies to discuss how to support for LGBT+ colleagues in the workplace.
- Race Equality Network – a network to discuss issues relating to ethnicity, celebrate ethnic diversity and support BAME colleagues.
- Socio-economic Diversity and Social Mobility Network – a network to understand the experiences, raise awareness of the challenges of and provide support to those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
- EU Nationals Network - a forum for colleagues interested in or affected by the UK’s exit from the EU.
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Network – a forum for colleagues with an interest in or working within a STEM profession.