An inclusive workplace

We want to be one of the most equal, diverse and inclusive employers in the social investment sector.


People and Culture

We want to ensure we live our values, demonstrating this through our behaviours and how we respect and value each other and the partners and organisations we work with.

We are committed to being a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve, and where every individual is included and has equal opportunity to contribute to our mission and have their voice heard.

BSC all staff summer 2023

Actions we are taking

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    Diversity Dialogue Group

    We have developed an internal Diversity Dialogue Group to explore the different experiences of our non-white colleagues.

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    Equity, diversity, and inclusion training

    We are in the process of establishing an E-learning provision for equity, diversion and inclusion training for all of our staff in order to grow confidence, skills and building upon line manager training.

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    Mutual Mentoring

    We have set up a Reverse Mentoring programme where members of the team can share their knowledge and experience with senior leadership, line managers and the board.

Our recruitment approach

We are committed to an inclusive recruitment approach.

We take various steps to help us achieve this including partnering with networks and jobs boards that specialise in reaching diverse audiences. Using the system, Applied, we avoid CV-based assessments so that we can prioritise skills over qualifications in our hiring process, and mitigate against unconscious bias.  As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee interviews for qualified candidates with disabilities and explicitly offer necessary adjustments.

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Pay gap reporting

We voluntarily disclose both our gender pay gap and ethnicity pay gap as we recognise using both gender and ethnicity data can help us support the drive for positive change and action in striving for equality.

Our gender pay gap, for the fifth year in reporting, has decreased by a further 3% to 12%. Our ethnicity pay gap has increased by a further 5%, in our third year of reporting to 21%.

We encourage teams to consider apprenticeship programmes where possible and are pleased to report we currently have four apprentices at BSC. This has played a big part in the increase in our ethnicity pay gap.

  • 12% Size of the gender pay gap – 2023
  • 21% Size of ethnicity pay gap – 2023