Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to reflecting and celebrating diversity and giving all our employees the opportunity to thrive in an open and inclusive environment. We will ensure that everybody who joins us, is considered, and is promoted has equal opportunity and are selected irrespective of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs or socio-economic status. We are strong believers that a diverse team consisting of different backgrounds and perspectives helps us to attract, select and retain the best talent whilst giving them opportunities to flourish to their full potential. We celebrate and respect each other’s differences and are passionate about creating a culture focused on making everyone feel welcomed, valued and appreciated. It is our firm belief that a diverse and inclusive company culture is our strength and adds real value to our business through the diverse thinking that drives our award-winning innovation.

Gender Diversity

We are a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter, created by HM Treasury, which formally commits us to addressing the gender imbalance within financial services.

We want to be an environment where everyone feels included and valued for who they are. Increasing the diversity of our management teams is an important part of our commitment to achieving this.

We made a commitment to 33% female representation across our management roles by 2021 which we are proud to have exceeded.

Our commitments:

  • Brionie Hemingway is our executive team member who is accountable for gender diversity and inclusion.
  • Our target is that female representation across our management roles will be 40%.
  • We will publish our progress against our target annually.
  • Our executive team have performance objectives in relation to this target.

When we signed up to the Charter in 2019, we had 27.5% female representation in senior management roles. As of September 2021 that figure has increased to 44%.

Although we have exceeded our target, we continue to remain committed to improving this number through our gender strategy and setting ourselves higher targets (50% +/-10%) for 2023.

Read the charter here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519620/women_in_finance_charter.pdf

Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter

Uinsure are a signatory of the Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter (MIMHC) which commits us to better supporting all employees, including those with mental health problems to remain in and thrive through work.

Mental health issues can affect one in four people at some point in their lives and have a significant impact on employee wellbeing. We want to raise awareness of mental health, make talking about it the norm and end the stigma. We want our place of work to be an open and honest environment where everyone feels supported and wellbeing is promoted.

The Charter was launched to take forward the recommendations in the Stevenson and Farmer review “Thriving at Work”. The most important recommendation is that all employers, regardless of size or industry, should adopt 6 mental health core standards that lay basic foundations for an approach to workplace mental health. These standards form the Mental Health Charter and our commitments.

We pledge to:

  • Develop mental health awareness among employees using activities and advocacy.
  • Encourage open conversations about mental health and the support available to employees who may be struggling.
  • Provide employees with good working conditions that encourage a healthy work life balance and opportunities for development.
  • Promote effective people management through line managers and ensure there is a focus on physical and mental wellbeing as well as performance.
  • Routinely monitor employee mental health and wellbeing through surveys and regular contact with managers.
  • Have a named contact for Mental Health Support.

Read the charter here: https://mimhc.co.uk/the-mortgage-industry-mental-health-charter/