Working for us

We are passionate about finding the right people to help us support Parliament and improve public services. We invest in the development of our staff and are committed to creating a diverse working environment and providing equality of opportunity for all our people.

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Diversity and inclusion

Our commitment to making the NAO a more diverse and inclusive organisation is an integral part of who we are and reflects our core values. To ensure we remain a high-performing organisation we recruit, retain and develop people with a diverse mix of skills and experience.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021-2025 focuses on building a robust pipeline of diverse talent and a culture of fairness and inclusion.

Our 2022 diversity pay gap report describes our disability pay gap, ethnicity pay gap and gender pay gap, and outlines the actions we are taking to close our pay gaps.

You can also read our previous diversity pay gap reports.

External accreditation and collaborations

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment. We are proud of our current membership, accreditation and collaborations with the following organisations:

  • Access Accountancy
  • Bridge Group
  • Business Disability Forum
  • Business In The Community
  • Disability Confident Scheme
  • Inclusive Employers
  • Purple Space
  • Sanctuary Graduates
  • Social Mobility Foundation

Corporate social responsibility

For us, corporate social responsibility means playing a broader role in the communities in which we live and work, beyond our core role to help improve public services through our high-quality audits. We do this through community investment programmes and the direct efforts of our employees.

Motiv8 Mentoring

Motiv8 Mentoring is a mentoring scheme for sixth form students at Lambeth Academy and St Marylebone School, created by the National Audit Office in partnership with both schools.

The scheme provides students with mentoring support and encouragement as they work towards their A level or BTEC qualifications and think about their next steps. All mentors are volunteers from the NAO and represent a wide range of professions such as accountancy, research, IT, graphic design, communications, media, HR and business management.

Primary Reading Programme

The Primary Reading Programme is part of a scheme run by Westminster City Council. NAO volunteers visit a local primary school, St Gabriel’s in Pimlico, for half an hour at lunchtime each week to help children develop their reading skills. Sessions are based on reading, but volunteers are encouraged also to spend time talking to the children and playing games.