One of our corporate values is that we want to be a great company to work for. We foster an inclusive workplace culture and implement policies and procedures that promote the equal treatment of everyone who comes into contact with Cotswold Archaeology. We have a zero-tolerance policy to any form of harassment or discrimination and this is communicated to employees as part of their induction process.
We are working to improve our diversity through opening-up our recruitment practices. We employ apprentices and promote our vacancies to those that may not have considered a career in archaeology. Our colleagues are actively involved in outreach activities to showcase career pathways in archaeology at school and university events and serve as STEM ambassadors.
We monitor our gender pay gap performance against others in our sector and nationally. We are committed to closing this pay gap and can demonstrate improvement over the last few years. We strive to maintain this progress. Whilst there are many factors outside our direct control we continually examine our practices to ensure we are not unwittingly creating barriers to progress. We have committed to:
- Challenge ourselves to support flexible working requests from parts of the company that have not previously regarded this an option
- Regularly review our recruitment activities to demonstrate the balance of genders at each stage of the process
- Support senior female leaders through developing mentoring skills and utilising this cohort as a driver for improvement
Our latest gender pay gap report is available here.