Equality & Diversity

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively promote the benefits of a diverse workforce. Here you can find out more about our policy on equality and diversity.

Valuing diversity

We aim to increase the number and diversity of people who actively engage with, and support, the historic environment and continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England's heritage.

These values run through everything that we do. We value diversity amongst our staff and expect everyone to be treated with equal dignity and respect. We also understand that you have a life beyond work: we have family-friendly policies and promote flexible working to ensure that you can balance your work and home life.

Historic England is working hard to improve diversity in its workforce. As part of this commitment, we have produced a diversity action plan which outlines our main priorities over the next two years. This replaces the previous workforce diversity action plan and covers a wider range of our activities. The current diversity action plan will be reviewed annually by Executive Team and Commission and updated accordingly. If you have any questions or suggestions please email Rosie Sherrington.

"Positive about Disabled People" standards

We are committed to the "Positive about Disabled People" standards and are proud to use the double tick logo. In terms of recruitment, this means that we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities. We are determined to make sure that:

  • Our workforce reflects the diverse society that it serves 
  • No job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment by reason of age, disability, gender re-assignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, or pregnancy and maternity
  • No job applicant or employee is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements, which cannot be justified by the requirements of the job.
June Roberts, a member of the Disability Action Group, in her wheelchair on the South Terrace at Kenwood House
We are an equal opportunities employer.
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