Equality and diversity

Women in Finance Charter

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NS&I is now one of over 200 firms who have signed up to the Government’s ground-breaking Women in Finance Charter to tackle gender inequality in financial services. These organisations employ more than 650,000 people working in the financial sector. The Women in Finance Charter asks financial firms to commit to four industry actions to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. Firms that sign up to this Charter are pledging to be the best businesses in the sector. The Charter reflects the Government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. A balanced workforce is good for business – it is good for customers, for profitability and workplace culture, and is increasingly attractive for investors.

As a Charter signatory, NS&I pledges to promote gender diversity by:

  • having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion;
  • setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management;
  • publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website;
  • having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.

NS&I has set a target to achieve gender balance in our management and leadership (comprising the Chief Executive, Directors, Assistant Directors and heads of teams). The table below shows our performance as at 31 March 2017.

Female Male
Headcount % Headcount %
23 50% 23 50%


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Diversity & Equal Opportunity

National Savings and Investments is committed to equality of opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. No employee or potential employee will therefore receive less favourable treatment due to their race, creed, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, language, religion, political or other opinion affiliation, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, family connections, working pattern, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.

All those applying for a vacancy within National Savings and Investments are asked to complete and return an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. The information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used in aggregated form for statistical purposes.

National Savings and Investments is a two ticks employer and is therefore committed to interviewing all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy.

You can read our most recent Equality and Diversity Statement here Equality and Diversity Information Statement