It is HM Treasury’s ambition to see gender balance at all levels, across firms up and down the country, that’s why we have signed the #WomeninFinance Charter.
Over 800,000 employees in the UK are now covered by the Women In Finance Charter as part of the government’s plan to tackle gender inequality in financial services.
Coinciding with the second Women in Finance Charter Annual Review, it now shows that female representation in senior management at firms who have signed up is increasing.
The Charter we have signed up to:
- commits firms to supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level
- recognises the diversity of the sector and the firms will have different starting points – each firm should therefore set its own targets and implement the right strategy for their organisation;
- requires firms to publicly report on progress to deliver against these internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change
TFA have pledged to promote gender diversity by:
- having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion – Charlotte Glazier
- setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management
- publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website
- having an intention to ensure the pay of senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity
At TFA Trusted Financial Advice 75% of our Board is female, therefore meeting the requirements to have diversity at a senior level. Women are also very well represented at our management and administration levels. Our target area for increasing gender diversity is that of our advisers. TFA started 2019 with one female mortgage adviser, Laura Smith based in Cornwall who has now been joined by Zoe Graham who is based in Somerset.
We welcome applications from both female and male mortgage and financial advisers who would like to work with us. We are also recruiting for Apprentice IFA’s and we hope to attract a diverse range of applicants.
If you are interested in joining TFA please contact Charlotte Glazier in the first instance on firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Women in Finance Charter.