The Civil Service is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and we aspire to being an exemplar employer for inclusion where everyone feels a sense of belonging, can be their authentic selves and feels they have a voice. In DWP we also have an aspiration to be a leading employer of workplace wellbeing. We value and welcome diversity. We aim to develop and support all of our employees to enable them to thrive and make a full contribution to meeting the Department's objectives, and to fulfil their own potential on merit.
We will not tolerate harassment or other unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, working-pattern, disability or long term health conditions, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, gender identity expression or reassignment, relationship status, marital status (including equal/same sex marriage) and civil partnership, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or any other grounds. We will promote and support the use of a range of flexible working patterns to enable employees to balance home and work responsibilities; and we will treat people fairly irrespective of their working arrangements. Through our ‘Working Well Together’ wellbeing strategy, we have a comprehensive support package to help all our people remain healthy and well.
Under the terms of the Equality Act 2010, we will always consider making reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled people are not disadvantaged in the recruitment and selection process. We are therefore committed to meeting, wherever possible, any needs you specify in your application. We will also consider any reasonable adjustments under the terms of the Act to enable any applicant with a disability (as defined under the Act) to meet the requirements of the post.
At DWP we have a range of local and national staff networks that you can get involved in. Our networks represent different groups and include the National Race Network, DWPride, THRIVE, Carers, the Women's Network, Men’s Network, Social Mobility Network and Faith and Belief Networks. We're proud that our staff networks place such an important role in making DWP an inclusive place to work.
DWP and it’s employees have won or been shortlisted for numerous awards in the last few years. These include; a Hearing Dogs Award, ENEI Inclusive Culture Award Winners, Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the 3rd year running, and the 2021 Social Mobility Highly Commended Award, in the category of Organisation of the Year. Health and Wellbeing Team – overall winner of the REBA Employee Wellbeing Award for Mental Wellbeing; shortlisted for Personnel Today and People Management Wellbeing Awards.