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Diversity and inclusion

Creating a truly inclusive organisation

We believe that everyone should feel able to be themselves and be supported to do their best work. We believe that a diverse workplace makes us better.

FCDO Services has further to go, but we’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far.

Our progress so far

Our ambition is to improve our workforce representation to be more representative of the UK population. There‚Äôs work still to do, both within our organisation and within the tech and construction industries. The table below shows the progress we’ve made so far:

FCDO Services overall workforce

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20 (Current)

Female

25.1% 26.5% 29.3%

BAME

8.7% 9.5% 10.9%

Disability

5.6% 6.4% 6.8%

Our diversity goals

Our vision for FCDO Services is to be a truly diverse and inclusive organisation that looks after the wellbeing of all our people.

We have two strategic objectives to help us realise our vision.

Our strategic objectives:

  • Create an inclusive culture

    To focus on inclusion to build our reputation and culture as a place that attracts, develops, retains and fully engages diverse talent.

  • Improve diverse representation

    To increase diversity in the workplace and representation of currently under-represented groups at all levels of our organisation.

What are we doing?

We’re working to meet best practice standards to ensure our workplace is welcoming and accessible for everyone.

  • We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and are founding members of Stonewall’s Proud Employers
  • We’re a Disability Confident employer
  • We provide Employers for Carers support and training
  • We have signed the Race at Work Charter
  • We were awarded silver in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index
  • We sign the Time to Talk pledge each year

Our organisation also has a range of supportive diversity networks. These are places where staff from all backgrounds and allies come together to create a safe space, share experiences and support each other as well as working collaboratively with the business positively contributing to policy and decision making.

We have several practices and policies to promote inclusion, such as our team of volunteer Mental Health First Aiders.

Find more information about our diversity and inclusion work on our careers website.