25 April 2022
Altair partners with diversity and executive recruitment pioneers Green Park to drive EDI in housing leadership
Green Park are pleased to have worked alongside Altair and the National Housing Federation in the creation of the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit. A guide for board members, governance and HR teams, the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit has been designed to help the housing sector deliver diverse, equitable and inclusive recruitment campaigns.
In 2020, the National Housing Federation released the first ever national picture of equality, diversity and inclusion of housing association workforces across England. The results found that significant work was needed to ensure board members were representative of the people living within the communities they serve. Not only was greater visible representation required, but different ways of thinking and different lived experiences.
The toolkit is a part of a set of resources available to NHF members to drive equality, diversity and inclusion and therefore improve skills, effectiveness and representation across the housing sector and includes:
Green Park are proud to have helped develop the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit, alongside the leading social housing consultancy and our housing sector partners Altair. Together, Green Park and Altair have been working to help increase representation at the most senior levels of the housing sector, with the launch of the Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit marking one year since their partnership began.
Jaimi Shanahan, Director at Green Park, comments: “The Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit is an extension of Green Park and Altair’s commitment to work with housing sector clients to challenge expectations and change behaviours; driving a culture shift that leads to more inclusive recruitment and onboarding.”
Jenny Brown, Chair of Longhurst Group and Director of Altair, adds: “These practical resources aim to support housing association boards to rethink recruitment processes; explore new forms of succession planning; and publicly commit to creating a vision for inclusion and belonging. The tools are just the start of what will hopefully be a sustainable change in how we as boards reflect and act.”