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Inclusion

We embrace and value difference

We value the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive culture. We prize fairness, want to attract and retain talent and enable employees to reach their full potential. So we encourage employees to bring the best of themselves to work, to recognise and celebrate differences and to be respectful and curious about diversity.

Our employee-led networks are important partners in helping the Bank create an inclusive culture. These networks inspire our employees to develop and enhance their skills and build successful careers. Most importantly they are open to everyone.

Our efforts have been recognised. RBS is well represented across the major UK industry diversity & inclusion benchmarks.

We have a number of internal networks and external partnerships. Rainbow and Focused Women are 2 of the largest employee networks in the UK.

Our internal networks

Focused Women

Focused Women

The Focused Women's Network was launched in March 2007 to support RBS in actively attracting, retaining and developing talented female members of staff. The network supports the development and career advancement of all RBS employees by giving them further opportunities to network internally and externally, to get involved in activities that will enable them to excel and challenge themselves, and to gain access to additional personal development.

We welcome men as members to the network as they can often provide support to women who wish to progress to senior levels, and for those men also wanting to progress, all of our development activities are relevant to both women and men.


The Rainbow Network  

The Rainbow Network

The RBS Rainbow Network was established in 2005 by two employees and now has around 1500 members worldwide.

The purpose of the network is to provide insight, education and support from our unique position within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Through this we work globally with the wider business, enabling RBS to provide the right services to our customers, colleagues and communities where these services touch the LGBT sphere.

With commitment and support from our executives to help open doors and set the agenda, the network is run voluntarily by employees and has developed strong partnerships within RBS and with local, national and global LGBT organisations.


Enable

Enable

The RBS disability network was set up in 2013. We are a group of RBS employees who believe that, by promoting awareness of disability and its impact, we can create a better bank for colleagues, customers and the communities where we work. We're working together to help develop a truly inclusive culture within RBS, one that enables people, with all abilities, and those who care for others, to bring the best of themselves to work.


Families and Carers

Families and Carers

The Families and Carers Network was established to support and enable parents and carers to achieve a successful work-life balance. We promote a supportive work environment which enables parents and carers to realise their full potential, to network across the Group and to tap into internal and external resources for development opportunities and advice. We arrange regular seminars and webinars covering matters relating to both parenting and caring responsibilities and hold monthly coffee meets where our members can network with people in similar situations to themselves to share and learn from their experiences.


RBS Multicultural Network

RBS Multicultural Network

We are an employee led network, open to all colleagues across RBS. Our mission is to raise awareness of cultural differences in order to embed behaviours that allow business to be conducted ethically. In doing so we enhance the offerings to the diverse population of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.

We aim to:

  • Proactively support the recruitment, development and retention of skilled employees from all backgrounds
  • Represent all cultures through celebrations and raising awareness to help combat any potential barriers impacting us living our values
  • Work collaboratively with our business to develop creative solutions that serve the needs of our diverse range of customers

Our External Partners

We have strong links with leading diversity organisations:

Opportunity Now

Opportunity Now

A not-for-profit membership organisation for employers committed to creating inclusive workplaces for women.

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Race for Opportunity

Race for Opportunity

A not-for-profit membership organisation for employers committed to creating equal employment and progression opportunities for ethnic minorities in the UK.

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Stonewall

Stonewall

Stonewall is the leading charity for lesbian, gay and bisexual equality and has 25 years of success influencing policy and attitudes at home, at school and at work. The Diversity Champions programme is a best practice sharing forum for sexual orientation equality in the workplace. With over 700 members it is the largest non-governmental intervention of its kind in the world.

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Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. We campaign for real practical change across the Protected Characteristics.

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Working Families

Business Disability Forum

Business Disability Forum represents some 400 organisations that employ 20% of the UK workforce. Smart organisations work with Business Disability Forum to improve their business performance. We have more than twenty years’ experience of equipping people with the expertise to create confident organisations by improving the understanding of disability in business, removing barriers and making adjustments for individuals.

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Working Families

Working Families

Working Families works with employers to create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.

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