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Equality, diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Change Grow Live

We are committed to becoming one of the leading organisations in our field for diversity and inclusion.  

We will continue to explore new ways to improve the accessibility of our services, recruit a representative workforce and enrich our culture with diversity of thought, background and experience.  

The people who use our services come from a wide range of backgrounds, and so do our colleagues. We aim to celebrate diversity in our workplace to create an inclusive culture by offering dedicated time and space for people to connect. 

An inclusive approach to careers  

We believe that having diverse people working as part of our team makes us the organisation that we are. We are registered as a disability confident and age friendly employer. We welcome applications from everyone. We positively welcome applications from people who are from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and those with disabilities. Even if you don’t think you meet 100% of the person specification, we still encourage you to apply.  

We actively encourage applications from people from all backgrounds to help us to provide the best possible experience for the people who use our services and to make Change Grow Live a great place to work.  

If you have any feedback on our recruitment processes (good or bad) we’d love to hear from you so that we can make sure they are fair and we attract and recruit the best, most diverse workforce possible.

Supporting our staff and volunteers  

We have expanded our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team to ensure that there is a greater EDI focus across our strategic priorities, projects and workstreams.  

Our National Inclusion team are always on hand for support and advice. We also have a variety of forums where colleagues in any role across Change Grow Live can come together to discuss accessibility, diversity, equality and many more topics. 

These include our: 

  • Accessibility forum 
  • LGBTQ+ forum 
  • Trans and non-binary forum 
  • Veteran support working group 
  • Menopause Group 
  • Inclusion Champions Network Forum  
  • Black Workers Action Group 
  • Embrace Forum 

To build on progression and diversity in senior leadership, management and central roles we have informally tested reciprocal mentoring. Reciprocal mentoring is a programme that partners staff from under-represented communities with senior members of staff. 

Mentors will be equal partners, each taking on the role of both Mentor and Mentee. They will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and networks through the mentorship of their partner. 

Reciprocal mentoring aims to enable individual as well as systemic transformation. It can help to create a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion, where our differences are respected and valued, our biases are challenged, and systemic barriers are dismantled. 

Our awards

Stonewall LGBTQ+ Inclusive Employer Silver Award 2023

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Bronze Tide Award

We are a living wage employer


Mind Silver Award - Achieving Impact

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