Diversity, equality and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are central to St Mungo's values and how we work. We’re committed to equality.

Valuing the backgrounds, experiences and strengths of our staff and clients is integral to our delivering high-quality services.

Gender pay gap report 2017

We are very pleased that our gender pay gap report 2017 shows that there is no gender pay gap at St Mungo’s. You can download the full report here.

Diversity at St Mungo's

We have a very active strategy and plan to drive forward diversity initiatives and continuously improve our performance in this area. We have seven Diversity Networks which meet regularly and work together to help shape the strategic direction of our inclusion practices. They are:

  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network
  • Staff with Lived Experience (of using services) Network
  • Disability Awareness Network
  • Irish Network
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network
  • Women's Action Network
  • EEA Migrants Network

We know that a good work-life balance and the ability to manage work effectively alongside other commitments, needs and interests allows us to get the best from our staff. We are committed to offering part-time working and more flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

St Mungo's is the only charity to have been listed in the Business in the Community's 100 Best UK Employers for Race 2017. We are currently working closely with the staff in our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network to identify positive action schemes designed to support the progression of under-represented staff into senior roles. For example, we have developed an internal mentoring scheme whereby staff can get support for their career development by being matched with a senior management mentor.

We are proud of consistently achieving a place in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index as one of the most LGBT-friendly employers in the UK, most recently in the 2018 Index.

We are a Disability Confident Employer (registered with the Disability Confident scheme) and are fully committed to supporting people with disabilities including mental health to work with us. 10% of our staff have disabilities.

In 2017 we were awarded the Healthy Workplace Charter, achievement level status. The award celebrates organisations successfully improving health and wellbeing.

Awards and accreditations