Civica - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader

Civica is a Diversity Leader, ranked as one of the top European companies for workplace diversity and equality - Financial Times 2023. Civica is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people excel.

We believe that diversity stimulates innovation and enables us to deliver better outcomes for people and communities, supports the growth of our people, and delivers great results for our customers. Civica recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion/belief, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.


Affinity Groups

Civica has different affinity groups in place, where people can share experiences and put forward their ideas, suggestions and recommendations to make Civica an even more inclusive organisation for everyone. Our groups are for anyone who wants to support and ally with that community and include: Early careers, accessibility, parents and guardians, wellness, LGBTQIA+, race and ethnicity and many more.

Our Affinity groups cover a breadth of underrepresented groups, including:

  • Accessibility
  • Early Careers
  • Menopause
  • Parents and Guardians
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Women

Paul Shawley,

Chair of the UK LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group

I’m really proud to be picking up the work of Chair of the UK LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group. I’ve long believed it’s important to be able to be who you are wherever you are, but I also know that not everybody feels all spaces are safe enough for them to do that. As Chair, I want to help everyone understand a bit more about each of the rainbow of identities within the group (not least me!) and help improve our policies and working practices to become more accommodating in their application.

Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month

We continue to recognise South Asian Heritage Month (18th July - 17th August) here at Civica. We spoke to Jasbir Dhesi, Head of Software Delivery Services, Central Government, to see how his heritage influences his values, work ethic, and our communities.

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Jasbir Dhesi, Head of Software Services, Central Government