Diversity and inclusion

Our commitment to you: we actively encourage diversity and foster a culture of inclusivity which is important for the growth of our business. And all Post Office people are expected to do the same. Everyone has a responsibility to make both a personal commitment and set a standard for others to follow.

Our people reflect the diversity of the communities in which we live and work,  and the customers we serve. The things which make us different are accepted, valued and celebrated. And it’s not only our people who recognise this: we are featured in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

Everyone working for Post Office has a responsibility to

  • Promote a professional and positive work environment and be a role model at all times
  • Promote a culture of inclusivity where differences are accepted, valued and celebrated
  • Inform their line manager of any instances of apparent discrimination or any perceived problem in relation to employment or to the provision of products and services
  • Comply with, and promote, Post Office Ltd policy and procedures with regard to diversity and inclusion

How we promote diversity and inclusion at the Post Office

We want to celebrate the diversity of our workforce and the communities we serve. That means embracing diversity and creating policies which actively promote working without discrimination.

We also offer

  • Flexible working practices
  • Women in Leadership Programme to support and nurture female talent
  • Post Office Prism is a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues – the group supports and celebrates Post Office’s LGBT community and provides advice and guidance to our business on inclusivity and diversity
  • Disability confident group is a network of Post Office colleagues with disabilities and colleagues who want to support them –the group provides support, and advice, and helps the business to do the very best it can for employees with disabilities

Women in Leadership is a network to promote the development of women at Post Office. Events, access to resources, mentoring and other initiatives are in place to support women who want to progress, overcome the barriers that can often prevent them from doing so.

Our partnership with Everywoman www.everywoman.com/poffice gives every woman (and man!) at Post Office access to a wealth of resources, networking opportunities and awards. These are specifically tailored to areas women have said they want to develop in. Click the link below to get access, and once you’ve registered, download the Everywoman app to get all of this at your fingertips!

For more information, or to get involved in Women in Leadership, contact  
Lauren Gallagher (Early Careers and Diversity Manager) | lauren.gallagher@postoffice.co.uk - 07776997728

Prism is a network at Post Office for LGBT+ colleagues, and for anyone who wants to get involved as an LGBT+ ally. Prism is there to provide support and advice, as well as social and networking opportunities for those passionate about the LGBT+ community.

We partner with Stonewall, a charity who campaign for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans people in the UK. Together with Prism, Stonewall advises the business to help us ensure that we offer an inclusive, equal and inspiring working environment for LGBT+ people.

To get involved, or for more information, contact    
Ben Spencer-White (Portfolio Business Analyst – Commercial) | Ben.spencer-white@postoffice.co.uk - 07718977578

Be You (Disability Confidence) is a group at Post Office which aims to improve the way the business manages disability, mental health and wellbeing. The group’s aspiration is to empower every individual at Post Office to be proud of who they are, no matter the situation.

We work with Purple Space, a networking and professional development hub for disabled employees, who help us ensure that we build disability confidence right across the business. By working together Be You and Purple Space provide the business with valuable information on supporting disabled colleagues.

In addition to providing support networks for colleagues, we also ensure that we foster an inclusive culture at Post Office that allows every individual to thrive regardless of their personal situation. Our flexible working policy enables colleagues to balance their work commitments with home life. Review our flexible working policy by clicking here

For any other Diversity and Inclusion matters contact

Lauren Gallagher (Early Careers and Diversity Manager) | lauren.gallagher@postoffice.co.uk - 07776997728