Equality and Diversity
Gateway's vision is to support local communities to thrive.
We want people to come to Gateway because we have a reputation for having the best homes, the best services and the most inspiring impact on communities, and well as the being a great place to work.
At Gateway, we value people and respect their differences.
We thrive on an inclusive culture, where individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole are strengthened by this diversity.
People from different backgrounds, experiences and with different points of view, bring a richness of knowledge helping us provide a better service to our customers.
We recognise that we work in exceptionally-diverse communities and that some groups are more likely to experience disadvantage and discrimination because of a protected characteristic.
We are committed to knowing who our customers are and what their needs are in order to provide appropriate, accessible services.
We carry out equality assessments on all our policies to ensure that we provide accessible services for all our customers and our staff and ensure our policies do not disadvantage any group.
Recognising that 'one size does not fit all', we provide a range of opportunities for residents to get involved and to contribute their views.
We do not accept any form of harassment and you would be breaching your tenancy agreement if you harassed anyone.
Disability Confident Scheme
We are a Disability Confident (Committed) Employer and we are committed to:
- Employing and retaining disabled people and those with long-term health conditions;
- Increasing our understanding of the breadth of health conditions and disabilities, the value they add to our business, and the benefits of employing and/or retaining these people;
- Ensuring people with disabilities or health conditions have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
We have developed a staff network, which raises awareness and support for our diverse workforce.
We are a member of Future of London and are committed to the Diversity Pledge. This means, we:
- Hold public-facing events which include under-represented demographic groups (by gender, ethnicity, ability, age, etc.) as speakers
- Put forward speakers from under-represented groups to represent our organisation, including at senior levels and across disciplines
- Avoid participating in sessions which feature only one demographic group
We are also a Leadership 2025 Champion. Leadership 2025 Champions are those organisations which have signed up to implement the “Altair review – creating a more ethnically diverse leadership across the housing sector”. Read the report here.
We are not required to publish gender pay gap results, as an organisation with less than 250 employees.
We are however committed to Transparency in Pay and have undertaken this analysis to ensure pay parity. You can see our recent gender pay gap report here.