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Diversity and inclusion

Nest is an inclusive employer. Our HR policies are fully inclusive of all employees.

Nest recognises inclusivity regardless of:

  • age
  • working pattern
  • disability or long-term health conditions 
  • sex 
  • sexual orientation 
  • pregnancy and maternity 
  • race 
  • religion or belief 
  • gender identity, expression or reassignment 
  • relationship status; marriage (including same sex marriage) and civil partnership

Diversity campaigns

We recognise the importance of having a diverse workforce and providing a service to a diverse public. Here at Nest we celebrate difference, challenge stereotypes, combat stigma and empower our employees. We hold regular diversity campaigns throughout the year; encourage our employees to volunteer with four paid volunteering days; invite guest speakers and fundraise.

We have a theatre space in our office and invite inspiring guest speakers to talk about things like mental health, sustainability and taking care of our environment, financial inclusion and more. We hold regular campaigns throughout the year, examples include:

  • International Women’s Day
  • Time to Talk Day
  • Pride
  • World Mental Health Day

Promoting good mental health

Nest recognises that employers have an important role in promoting mental wellbeing and resilience and combating the stigma that surrounds poor mental health. We participate in the #timetotalk campaign, which encourages employees to have open conversations with colleagues about their mental health. The campaign aims to break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects many people. We celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week in May each year and use it as an opportunity to share experiences of poor mental health and signpost and promote mental wellbeing in the workplace. We also have 13 trained Mental Health First Aiders who offer support and signposting to colleagues who need help with their mental health.

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