Creating a place for everyone Inclusion

We value the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive culture. We prize fairness, want to attract and retain talent and enable employees to reach their full potential. We encourage employees to bring the best of themselves to work, to recognise and celebrate differences and to be respectful and curious about diversity.

Our employee led networks are important partners in helping us create an inclusive culture. These networks inspire our employees to develop and enhance their skills and build successful careers. Most importantly they are open to everyone.

Our efforts have been recognised. We are well represented across the major UK industry diversity & inclusion benchmarks. We have two of the industry's largest internal networks:

Our internal networks

RBS Womens Network

Focused Women

The Coutts Women’s Network represents over 500 members across the Coutts and Adam & Company businesses. As part of RBS Women our goal is to attract, develop and promote female talent within the business.

We support women in private banking by:

  • Recognising female colleagues and highlighting case-studies which show colleagues what they can achieve
  • Strengthening the pipeline of female talent by supporting greater diversity in recruitment and promotions
  • Providing relevant, high-quality professional development opportunities, tailored to different career levels
  • Expand our networks to create opportunities for learning and collaboration

The Rainbow Network  

The Rainbow Network

The Rainbow Network has been providing insight, education and support to help members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community since it was founded in 2005. We’re run by volunteers, and use our influence to make sure RBS provides the right services to customers, colleagues and communities, while seeking to improve RBS as an employer of choice for LGBT staff and allies.


Enable

Enable

We believe that, by promoting awareness of disability and its impact, we can create a better bank for colleagues, customers and the communities we serve. We're working together to help develop a truly inclusive culture within RBS, one that enables people with all abilities, and those who care for others, to be recognised and valued for their talents.


Families and Carers

Families and Carers

The Families and Carers Network promotes a supportive work environment to enable parents and carers to achieve a great work-life balance. We arrange regular seminars and webinars covering matters relating to both parenting and caring responsibilities. We also hold monthly coffee meets where our members can network with people in similar situations to share and learn from their experiences.


RBS Multicultural Network

RBS Multicultural Network

Our mission is to raise awareness of cultural differences, enhancing RBS’s offering to our diverse population of employees, customers and the communities we serve. We are open to all colleagues, and proactively support in recruiting, developing and retaining talented people from all backgrounds. We also represent all cultures through celebrations, and raise awareness to help combat any potential barriers.


Our External Partners

We have strong links with leading diversity organisations:


Opportunity Now

Opportunity Now

A not-for-profit membership organisation for employers committed to creating inclusive workplaces for women.

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Race for Opportunity

Race for Opportunity

A not-for-profit membership organisation for employers committed to creating equal employment and progression opportunities for ethnic minorities in the UK.

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Stonewall

Stonewall

Stonewall is the leading charity for lesbian, gay and bisexual equality and has 25 years of success influencing policy and attitudes at home, at school and at work. The Diversity Champions programme is a best practice sharing forum for sexual orientation equality in the workplace. With over 700 members it is the largest non-governmental intervention of its kind in the world.

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Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. We campaign for real practical change across the Protected Characteristics.

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Working Families

Business Disability Forum

Business Disability Forum represents some 400 organisations that employ 20% of the UK workforce. Smart organisations work with Business Disability Forum to improve their business performance. We have more than twenty years’ experience of equipping people with the expertise to create confident organisations by improving the understanding of disability in business, removing barriers and making adjustments for individuals.

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Working Families

Working Families

Working Families works with employers to create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.

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