OUR commitment

At Plan International UK, we recognise that positively valuing diversity and inclusion makes our organisation stronger and helps us to learn, innovate and deliver benefits for the people we’re here to support.

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace is, free from discrimination, bullying, harassment and disrespectful behaviour, and is a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and be their best at work. Our vision is for an organisation where everyone, in all their diversity, feels safe, respected, included and valued.

Anti-racism is a core part of our approach to promoting diversity and inclusion. We recognise and acknowledge that structural and systemic racism exists across society and in the UK, and that as an organisation we are not separate or immune to this oppression and discrimination. To oppose and challenge these issues, we are committed to taking an active approach to anti-racism and equity at Plan International UK – in our work, culture, practices and in our behaviours by ensuring we are upholding Plan International’s Anti-racism Vision and Principles.


We have developed Diversity and Inclusion Framework and Plan setting out how we will build a truly inclusive culture at Plan International UK. These plans are regularly reviewed and built upon so we are continually learning and improving so that we ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is integral to everything we do.


Plan International has signed up to Pledge for Change, a commitment that has been made by larger international development organisations in the Global North, to work with national and local organisations worldwide, for a fairer future in which all people’s needs are met and their rights upheld, governments fulfil their responsibilities and civil society flourishes.

Plan staff member meets women from La Altagracia province, Dominican Republic.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the role you are applying for, we welcome your application regardless of your age, sex, gender identity, religion or belief, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation. We make recruitment decisions based on your skills, experience and knowledge, and ensure all applicants are treated fairly.

Some of the ways we are trying to make our recruitment process more inclusive include:

  • Our careers pages and online application form have built in accessibility features to make applying for one of our roles as straightforward as possible, enabling settings to be changed to meet candidates’ requirements.

  • Candidates are shortlisted for interview based on whether they meet the criteria for the role. We do not (unless linked intrinsically to the role) take into consideration educational background – you will see that we do not ask for this on our application forms as standard.

  • We are rolling out consciously inclusive recruitment and interview skills training for our recruiting managers to equip them with the necessary skills to recruit in a fair, consistent and inclusive way.

our anti-racism principles