Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion Statement.
To feel like you truly belong, you must be heard, valued, and included. This is why Inspire North is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation. We want all colleagues, clients, tenants and volunteers, from any ethnicity, sexuality, ability, gender, age, or experience to feel like they can bring their whole self when engaging with our organisation. We wish to establish an ethos and culture that promotes inclusion, respect and dignity and has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination.
We strive to create an environment where inclusion is a reflex that runs through all aspects of Inspire North, from recruitment and retention to team meetings and client events. We know that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative working environment, which in turns makes for the best experience possible for our clients/tenants.
Diversity and Inclusion needs to be something that everyone has a stake in, and we continue to inspire people to work with us through allyship, network membership, strategy, training and understanding. Inclusion isn’t just about being ‘right’ but is our individual and organisational key to growth.
As part of the organisation’s commitment to Anti-Racism, the Inspire North Board have released a statement to confirm our dedication to the agenda and maintain the organisation’s accountability:
At Inspire North, we are committed to becoming an Anti-Racist organisation. We know that racism is structural and institutional, it is systematic. We also know that to make sure our Anti-Racism work has meaning and value, we must be able to question our own roles in perpetuating racial inequality in the charity sector.
Inspire North is committed to taking an Anti-Racist approach across all our services and organisation. We know that we need to be so much more than ‘not racist’ to become Anti-Racist. To truly be a part of dismantling racism we need to be prepared to call out all racism, structural and individual. We will actively fight against white supremacy, and we will not be bystanders.
We will continue to share our Anti-Racist work, particularly from our Anti-Racist steering group chaired by our CEO and our employee/client survey’s, to hold ourselves to account and help others to continue their Anti-Racism journey.
Everyone is Welcome!
Our culture celebrates individuality, inclusion and belonging as we believe in an organisation where everyone feels valued, included and most importantly, can be their authentic self.
We are committed to recognising and celebrating the valuable and enriching contribution that people from all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, races, genders or gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities or other characteristics and experiences bring.
Our Inclusion & Diversity Forum is formed of employees of all backgrounds and levels of seniority from various parts of our organisation, dedicated to facilitating discussion, driving positive progress and enhancing resources to improve awareness; it is also an open forum for feedback.
Having a freedom of voice is embedded into our culture as we recognise, we are not perfect. We are constantly listening, learning, evolving and adapting as we put people at the core of everything we do and work together to build a more inclusive future.
We are proud of the work we have already done and are committed to driving even more action over the coming years particularly with our anti-racist action plan. You can read our Anti-Racism Statement here. We know that by empowering and enabling everyone to flourish we can change lives together.
To learn more about career opportunities with us you can click here.
Supporting All Colleagues!
We are committed to recruiting and supporting people with a disability or mental health condition and we are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Leader status by the UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions.
Click here to learn more about what this means for you.