At Optivo, Diversity isn’t a quota or a tick box exercise but a vital part of our culture. We live in a diverse world, we provide services to a diverse group of residents and we want our teams to reflect that.
We embrace cultural diversity and value the strengths it brings us as an organisation and as One Team. We understand that colleagues who feel they can be themselves at work will also be happier and more productive.
We’re proud to have signed up to the ‘10 by 2020’ challenges set out by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
We also sponsor The Leadership 2025 initiative which aims to address the imbalance of BME (Black and minority ethnic) professionals in leadership roles across the sector by offering an intensive nine-month business school accredited programme and mentoring with the aim of preparing them to become the sector leaders of the future.
We’re members of the Housing Diversity Network (HDN) and provide mentoring opportunities for colleagues each year, opening doors to new experiences and opportunities from across the sector.
We support a number of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion networks, are members of Stonewall and work every day to create a fully inclusive environment for everyone.
We’re a Disability Confident employer and are absolutely committed to getting the right people for the right job no matter their characteristics.