Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Community Gateway

We are proud to be an organisation which embraces diversity and difference. We employ over 250 colleagues who each bring their own unique skills to deliver an excellent service to our customers. We always recruit the most talented people for any role, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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We are proud to hold a number of accreditations that reflect our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion:

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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.

 

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We aim for our workforce to reflect the cultural diversity of Preston, and as such guarantee that any job applicant who meets the minimum criteria for a role will be offered an interview.  We also welcome applications from those who speak a second language.

 

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We are an LGBTQ inclusive employer and show our commitment to through sponsorship and celebration of Preston Pride.   We regularly ensure that our policies and procedures reflect our inclusive approach.

 

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We are proud to be a member of the Housing Diversity Network who support us to make sure that we meet the needs of our communities and work with us to offer equality, diversity and inclusion support and training to our colleagues.

 

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