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Equality and Diversity

 Supporting Equality and Diversity at Network Homes

HARTbeat Aspire Programme for women

Our HARTbeat Aspire programme supports women in non-management roles to develop their careers. This came out of our gender pay gap report which detailed that we don't have enough women working at senior levels in the business. 

Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central and Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary gave a talk at the Aspire programme. View our short video about it below.

Leadership 2025

We've committed to adopt the Mayor Of London's Five Point commitment to recruit BME people:

  1. Report annually on key diversity statistics
  2. Set aspirational diversity targets
  3. Interview more diverse pools of candidates
  4. Develop the leadership pipeline
  5. Lead by example.

We're working with other G15 organisations to build a talent pipeline in order to grow our leadership streams. 

Rooney Rule

We've signed up to the Rooney Rule, which means that any BME candidates who meet the minimum criteria for a senior role or any other management roles where we consider there to be an imbalance in genders, will automatically get shortlisted for interview. We've also extended this to include female candidates for senior roles. 

Houseproud Pledge

We're one of the first adopters of the Houseproud Pledge, a scheme designed to ensure Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ+) residents are able to enjoy their homes without fear of discrimination.

As part of the Pledge, we've committed to three actions over the next year:

  • Ensuring LGBTQ+ residents have an input at an executive/strategic level
  • Increasing LGBTQ+ visibility through the use of the Pledge symbol
  • Initiating a programme of staff training to improve understanding of LGBTQ+ lives.
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I'm on the HARTbeat Aspire course which has really helped me identify my career goals. As a woman from a black and minority background working in a male dominated industry, it's been great to interact with women on a similar journey to myself.”

Taranjit Sandhar, Construction Project Manager