DFID has aligned with the Civil Service wide diversity targets for levels of representation in the Senior Civil Service (SCS). These targets are:
- 39% of the Senior Civil Service to be women – DFID has achieved this target as 39% of our SCS are women
- 34% of top management posts (Director and above) to be held by women - DFID has exceeded this target as 42% of our top management posts (Director and above) are held by women
- 5% of the Senior Civil Service to be minority ethnic staff - DFID has exceeded this target as 7% of our SCS are minority ethnic
- 5% of the Senior Civil Service to be disabled people - DFID has exceeded this target as 6% of our SCS identify as having a disability
In addition to this, DFID has made a commitment to improve staff engagement survey scores for people with disabilities as this is recognised as an issue across government. DFID has improved the overall staff engagement survey score for staff with disabilities from 65% in November 2012 to 71% in November 2013. DFID recognises that more needs to be done on the above areas to achieve levels of representation which mirror the diversity of the society we live in. We will continue to support the development of progressively ambitious targets across the Civil Service.