Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

A workplace for all

The service we provide to customers would not be possible without our people and the different talents, experiences and skills they have.

We are focused on ensuring that all forms of diversity are being strengthened and further developed and that Wessex Water is a great place to work for all.

We strive to create a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Internal support groups

We have a growing number of internal support groups and networks which are run by our people, for our people. Not only do these groups provide vital support for their members, but they also push for change to make Wessex Water a more inclusive place to work.

Wellbeing Champions

Our Wellbeing Champions are committed to helping employees look after their physical and mental health, as well as ensuring they feel supported in the workplace.

Culture Champions

Our Culture Champions promote a culture of inclusion and diversity across the business and work with our leadership team to help the business improve in these areas.

The Arc Alliance

The Arc Alliance aims to develop a culture of true equality, ensuring LGBTQ+ employees are always treated with respect and dignity.

Our Working Families Group

Our Working Families Group is a self-appointed committee of colleagues who volunteer their time to provide a support network for parents and parents-to-be.

Menopause Champions Group

Our Menopause Champions Group ensures there is support, advice and signposting available for anyone who needs it during what can be a challenging time.

Diversity memberships

As an equal opportunities employer, we aim to ensure everyone has the chance to succeed at Wessex Water. We ensure everyone who interacts with us is treated fairly, from applicants and interviewees to new starters and experienced employees.

We are members of the following:

Armed forces covenant logo

Armed Forces Covenant

Autism at work logo

Autism at Work Programme

Disability confident employer logo

Disability Confident Employer

South west women in construction logo

South West Women in Construction

Women's work lab logo

The Women's Work Lab

Seetec pluss logo

Work, Wellbeing & Employment Services

Menopause workplace pledge logo

Menopause Workplace Pledge

I applied for a job at Wessex Water and was completely open about the fact I am a wheelchair user. I was one of 40 applicants who was shortlisted for an interview. My manager has been amazing – anything I needed was provided for me. My disability doesn't matter, and I just get on with my job like everyone else in the team.

Ryan Ashman,

Junior CAD Technician

Gender pay gap

Our gender pay gap shows the difference in the average hourly pay received by men and women at Wessex Water.

Gender pay is different to equal pay, which is the right for men and women to be paid at the same rate of pay for work that is of an equal or equivalent value. At Wessex Water gender has no bearing on what employees are paid for the role they perform.

We recognise that diversity is a strength, and we aim to create an inclusive environment to improve the representation of women within the water industry and our business.

Gender Pay Gap Report

We recognise that diversity is a strength

Our latest gender pay gap report explains our gender pay and bonus gaps, what we are doing about them and how we are working to become a more diverse business.