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Diversity, equity and inclusion

Inclusion is such an important part of who we are and how we work that we made it one of our four core values. We believe diversity and equity should be celebrated and want everyone to feel welcome at Oaklin and to take pride in how they contribute to our success.

Inclusion in action

Everyone at Oaklin is committed to applying inclusion to everything we do. Our Diversity, equity and inclusion Working Group regularly explores how we can continue to push ourselves to bring diversity, equity and inclusion to life. The group manages a range of activities from reviewing employee benefits to looking for unintended bias in messaging to planning events that celebrate diversity.

Oaklin truly places diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and this stems from the partners down. We acknowledge that only in such an environment will our people be at their best at home and at work. Client work can often be overwhelming, but I know that in Oaklin I can always raise my hand for help without fear of reprisal or recrimination. This is truly refreshing compared to the mentality I have seen in other organisations, where Inclusion and Diversity is often treated as a PR exercise.

Jamie Mason, Consultant

Open discussions

At Oaklin, we work without titles. Our flat structure allows us to function as a team that values everyone’s ideas – without the boundaries created by hierarchy. Everyone is encouraged to help Oaklin grow and thrive, regardless of their role. This has led to the creation of internal initiatives that people are passionate about.

Our People

“I have never worked anywhere where you can take part in such a diverse range of activities together, where everyone is so genuinely interested in each other’s thoughts and experiences.”

Claudia Dilley, People Manager

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Not only do Oaklin focus on Wellbeing of Children, through YoungMinds, but we’re also very proud of our active employee wellbeing programme. Wellbeing of our workforce is central to our people management and we aim to build our resilience to cope better in times of poor mental health and provide support services in times of struggle. We offer a comprehensive range of mental health and emotional wellbeing services.

We understand the importance of maintaining our physical health (offering a Cycle to Work Scheme) and in the same way, we’re aware of the importance of good mental health. Working to enhance and maintain our mental health and emotional resilience can better position our people to reach their full potential and play full part in their relationships, workplace and community.