The Building Societies Association is proud to have signed up to the Women in Finance Charter. We have committed to work to increase the number of women, as the under-represented gender in our small leadership team, to 30% by 2021.
Our positive action will include an insistence on gender balanced diverse long lists from any recruitment agencies that we work with. We will also review the development plans of our existing workforce and ensure that all recruiters have received training to counter unconscious bias.
The BSA already operates equal opportunity employment policies. We do not discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or disability in the employment of staff, or in our consideration of candidates for employment at any level.
The BSA works to ensure there is also equality of opportunity, regardless of hours worked. All conditions of service, including pay and staff benefits, transfer and promotion opportunities apply on a fair and equal basis to every member of staff.
For more information on the Women in Finance Charter, please visit the Gov.uk website.