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Diversity and Inclusion

Reducing inequalities is at the heart of the work we do

Diversity and Inclusion

At the PSC, we believe that diverse identities, experiences and ideas are essential to make public services brilliant. We therefore strive to build a diverse, high performing team united by the same mission and an inclusive culture.

Diverse high-performing team

We have set diversity targets that are both achievable and ambitious, including:

  • 50% of our consulting staff will be female, by 2022
  • 25% of our consulting staff and 25% of our leadership team from ethnic minorities, by 2025
  • 50% of our leadership team will be female, by 2028

To meet these targets, we use the following recruitment efforts:

  • Anonymised recruitment process to ensure candidates are judged on their abilities and character alone;
  • Standardised pay-bands to prevent wage gaps;
  • Offer visa sponsorship and relocation support packages to international candidates; And
  • Partner with UpReach, a charity which works to improve social mobility by creating conditions for undergraduates from less advantaged backgrounds to access and sustain top graduate jobs.

Inclusive culture

We currently have a number of initiatives at The PSC to develop an inclusive culture. These include:

  • Our networks to support our diverse workforce and provide a regular forum for discussing diversity issues both within the company and in the public sector. At the moment these include our Diversity & Inclusion Forum, Ethnic Minority Forum and Private LGBTQ+ network; 
  • Equal maternity and paternity leave;
  • Regular D&I training sessions (e.g. on unconscious bias); And
  • Embedded “ways of working” sessions at the start of each project that focus on how team members work together in terms of diversity and inclusion, working styles and personal wellbeing.

We are committed to expanding the spaces within The PSC that are available for our employees to meaningfully connect with other individuals from similar background, discuss complex topics and raise issues in a safe environment and flexibly plan and iterate initiatives to continue making The PSC a place where everyone can thrive, regardless of background or identity. 

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