Diversity

Royal Mail is committed to placing equality, diversity and respect at the heart of our business.

Diversity

Royal Mail is committed to placing equality, diversity and respect at the heart of our business.

Diversity and inclusion is about ensuring we create a positive working environment, where all of us feel comfortable bringing our whole selves to work. It’s about having representation from a wide variety of groups but, more importantly, it’s about giving all of those groups a voice and an opportunity to contribute.

You may or may not be a member of one of the 'protected characteristics' of the Equality Act 2010. These 'protected characteristics' may or may not be visible. But regardless, there’s one thing we all have in common - we are all a part of Royal Mail. 'Altogether, Different.'

Royal Mail has long been a part of the fabric of the UK, delivering to every address regardless of the race, gender, sexuality, disability or religious beliefs of those who live there. As a company, we are committed to placing equality, diversity and respect at the heart of our business. As such, we employ a workforce that reflects this commitment to diversity; where all of our differences are valued.

Being Altogether Different means recognising our differences, respecting each other for the unique qualities we bring and using the diversity of our workforce to our advantage; learning from each other, supporting each other and utilising everyone’s contributions to enhance our collective performance.  

Our Diversity Council overseas the diversity strategy for Royal Mail and holds our senior leaders to account on their commitments to diversity and inclusion. The Diversity Council is supported by steering groups that advise and direct the business towards achieving inclusivity across all of the key strands of diversity.

Inclusion is part of everything we do at Royal Mail but if you have a specific interest in diversity and inclusion and want to get more involved in any of the activities going on across the business then take a look at the steering group pages below for more information about what’s going on.

Be part of it.

BAME

'Career progression is a key focus for the BAME steering group as we work towards improving the representation of colleagues from BAME backgrounds across all levels of our organisation.'
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Women

'By championing the advancement of women at all levels across the business, we aim to create an environment in which our female colleagues can flourish and prosper.'
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LGBT+ & Friends

'We aim to establish Royal Mail as the best LGBT+ employer and a true champion of LGBT+ colleagues and the wider LGBT+ community.'
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Parents & Carers

'Our aim to help those with caring responsibilities balance these duties with their day-to-day working life. We can direct you to where you can obtain support with flexible working requests as well as advice on the types of flexible working available.'
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Disability

‘The key objective of our group is to improve the experience of disabled colleagues at Royal Mail and provide easy-to-access information and guidance to colleagues who have a disability of any kind.’
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Youth & Friends

‘Our purpose is to create an inclusive environment for young colleagues, an attractive and welcoming place to work where young people feel valued and empowered to be able to influence the decisions that affect them.’
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