Many companies are taking steps to increase the diversity of their workforce. And with good reason. Research shows that bringing diverse perspectives to the table increases companies’ resilience and agility, boosting innovation and financial performance. Yet hiring diverse employees is only the first step – to reap the full benefits, companies must include those employees in the conversation. 

Belong at Castlefield

We invite every co-owner to get involved with creating a workplace where everyone feels that they truly belong.

We are fully aware that diversity data does not tell the whole story, but is a useful starting point for understanding what action we need to take to ensure all co-owners have an equal opportunity to progress in our business and to ensure that Castlefield remains a workplace that is representative of the community we feel part of.

“We believe that when everyone feels valued and included, you do the best work of your life. Each co-owner has a unique identity and lived experience, and contributes their talents and skills to our mission.

Ewelina Niziolek-Wilson (Co-owner, Head of People & Improvement)

View our latest Diversity & Inclusion Report

Castlefield recently conducted a survey aiming to learn more about our co-owners and to gather data about diversity and inclusion (D&I) specifically. The survey also asked Co-owners for their perceptions on critical aspects of their work life.

Questions included whether they have a sense of belonging and whether they have trust in the leadership of Castlefield and if they feel valued.

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Women at Castlefield

Financial services is one of those areas of the economy where it seems trickier for women to develop and progress. We have an outstanding record of maintaining 50/50 gender balance in our most senior roles.

We are signatories to WiFC that has been created in 2017 to achieve “gender balance” within the financial industry, where women at senior management levels are often scarce. Whilst the Charter’s objective focuses on gender diversity, diversity in all its forms is important to our business.

Castlefield see the enormous benefit that can be gained from a fairer and more inclusive financial services industry. We are firmly of the belief that a balanced workforce is good for business and society.

Good Employment Charter

Castlefield are members of The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter - a voluntary membership and assessment scheme, created to improve employment standards, and develop diverse and inclusive working conditions across Greater Manchester.

Age Friendly

Castlefield has signed the Age-friendly Employer Pledge, a nationwide programme run by the Centre for Ageing Better. By signing the pledge we are showing our commitment to older workers and making our workplace age-friendly.

This means we’re taking action to improve our recruitment, retention and development of workers aged 50 and over.

Being a part of the pledge means we draw on a wider pool of applicants for each job. It means older workers can continue to thrive and contribute in our organisation. And it means we can benefit from the innovation and productivity boost that multigenerational workforces bring.

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Disability Confident

Castlefield is a Disability Confident Committed Employer. Disability Confident provides employers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

  • ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

Awards & Achievements

We’re extremely proud that Castlefield has consistently been recognised for a number of awards

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Affiliations & Memberships

Castlefield are proud to be members and signatories of a range of worthy organisations and initiatives.

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