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.

We are proud to be listed in Business in the Community’s 100 Best Employers for Race 2018. 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

Apprenticeship Programme of the Year, Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) Awards

We were awarded Apprenticeship Programme of the Year by the LPI for providing excellent opportunities for our apprentices.

Partnership of the Year with London South Bank University (LSBU), Student Nursing Times Awards 2018

Our partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU) won Partnership of the Year at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018. The partnership involves LSBU nursing students being provided with week-long placements at St Mungo’s to gain practical learning experience of working with people who are rough sleeping.

Central Service Team of the Year, Housing Heroes Awards 2018

Our Volunteering, Apprenticeships and Student Placements team won Central Service Team of the Year at Inside Housing’s Housing Heroes Awards 2018 for their innovative approach and impressive track record.

Judge’s Special Award with Network Rail and Streets Kitchen, National Rail Awards 2018

Network Rail employees partnered with St Mungo’s and Streets Kitchen to open Euston station on Christmas Day 2017 to 200 local people experiencing homelessness and deprivation, providing a hot meal and gifts to guests including a new sleeping bag and warm clothes. The innovative project was awarded the Judge’s Special Award at the National Rail Awards 2018.

Highly Commended for Best diversity and inclusion initiative, CIPD People Management Awards 2018

We were Highly Commended at the CIPD People Management Awards 2018 in the best diversity and inclusion initiative category.

Real People, a subsidiary social enterprise HR and training consultancy that donates 100% of its profits to St Mungo's, was shortlisted for best HR/L&D consultancy.

HR Management Award, Charity Times Awards 2018

Our People and Governance team won the HR Management Award at the Charity Times Awards 2018 for their approach to implementing our People Strategy, including a commitment to diversity and inclusion and providing a voice for our staff.

We were also shortlisted for the Change Project of the Year Award for Solid Foundations, a project focused on driving a culture of compliance and excellence at St Mungo’s.

Highly Commended for the Leadership Award, Race Equality Awards

We were Highly Recommended for the Leadership Award at Business in the Community’s Race Equality Awards. We are also included in the 2018 Best Employers for Race Listing.