Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Community Gateway

At Community Gateway we truly value difference and inclusivity.  We recognisPride Imagee the positive effect that diversity has on our organisation and within the communities that we operate in.  

We are all different, all have different opinions and we embrace that. The only thing that we insist on is that you give your absolute best every day and that you give colleagues and tenants respect.

We regularly review our recruitment processes to make sure that no job applicant is treated less favourable than another.

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We are a Disability Confident Employer, meaning that we are committed to employing individuals with a disability.  For this purpose disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

If you have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for a job (those listed as essential on the person specification) you will be guaranteed an interview with us.

If you need any adjustments for an interview or assessment centre, let us know.  This could be priority parking, extra time, additional support, or an assessment redesigned for you.  Speak with our People Services team who will work with you to make sure you have a fair opportunity in the assessment.

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We are a Mindful Employer Charter Signatory, which recognises that we are positive about mental health and work to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace and ensuring we recruit and retain colleagues.  We offer lots of support to colleagues with mental health issues, including Occupational Health, counselling and other resources.

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We are an Age Positive Employer, which means that we are recognised for our commitment to age equality.  We know that it is your attitude and ability, irrespective of your age, that matters in the workplace.

We offer a variety of working options, including job share, part time hours and compressed hours.  If you are a working parent, there are opportunities to work flexibly to suit your needs and those of the business in order to make your work life balance manageable.  Our family friendly schemes, which apply to all employees, including same gender or non-heterosexual couples.

 

Gender Pay Gap

As an organisation with less than 250 employees, we are not legally obligated to publish our gender pay gap, however we are pleased that our pay gap is minimal with the mean equating to 0.53%, a difference of 8 pence an hour. We are confident that our gender pay gap does not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work. Rather it is the result of the roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries and payments that these roles attract. We regularly benchmark our salaries.

We have dedicated groups who focus on equality, diversity and inclusion, including Gateway Lives (a tenant/colleague group), The Diversity Group (who offer a strategic focus) and our Diversity Champions Group (a colleague group who look at all areas, plan events and review our practices).

Our current Equality and Diversity Report can be found here