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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Assembly – Celebrating, Supporting and Embracing Difference

We committed to fair, transparent recruitment and to the development of all of our staff to enable all who work for us to realise their full potential.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce such as people from a Black or Minority Ethnic background and disabled people.

We will ensure equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds.

More information is available on our Diversity and Inclusion pages.

Meet Our Staff

Find out what some of our staff say about what it’s like to work at the National Assembly.

Workplace Equality Networks

We have a range of workplace equality networks that provide networking opportunities and peer support, including mentoring and coaching for members and allies. They also help us to promote equality and to consider diversity and inclusion when making decisions.

 

Logo for OUT-NAW, the Assembly’s LGBT workplace network

Further information on our LGBT network is available from Craig Stephenson or Lisa Bowkett

Logo for REACH, the Assembly’s race, ethnicity and cultural heritage network

 

 

 

Further information on our Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage network is available from Reach.BMENetwork@Assembly.Wales

Logo for EMBRACE, the Assembly’s disability workplace network

 

Further information on our disability network is available from Abigail Phillips.

Logo for TEULU, the Assembly’s network for working parents and carers

 

 

 

Further information on our parent and carer network is available from Holly Pembridge.

Logo for INSPIRE, the Assembly’s women’s network

 

 

Further information on our women’s network is available from inspire@assembly.wales

 

External Recognition and Awards

We have received a range of external recognition and awards for our commitment to our staff and to furthering diversity and inclusion in our workplace:

 

  • We are a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions Network and have been recognised in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index as one of the Top UK Employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people each year since 2009. We are currently ranked fifth in the UK in the 2017 index and we have been named the Top Public Sector Employer in Wales for the last four years and our LGB staff network has been named the best in Wales. 

  • We have achieved the Action on Hearing Loss Louder Than Words charter mark for supporting staff and visitors who are deaf or have a hearing loss. We have also been awarded Excellent Wales awards by Action for Hearing Loss Cymru as an exemplar organisation.

  • We have been recognised as one of The Times / Opportunity Now Top 50 Employers for Women.

  • We also have Age Employer Champion Status and have been recognised as a Disability Confident employer by the Department for Work and Pensions.  

  • We are committed to providing a family-friendly working environment and have been ranked in the Top Ten UK employers, accredited by the Top Employers for Working Families organisation, an industry-recognised bench marker for good practice when it comes to providing a working environment that allows for a positive work/life balance.

  • We have received the Investors in People Gold Standard, recognition from the international mark of global excellence.

  • We have been awarded the National Autism Society Access Award. This recognition shows our commitment to making sure that our buildings are accessible to visitors with autism and that our staff have been trained to welcome them. 

 

Logo for Age Positive campaign  Logo for the National Autistic Society’s Access Award  Logo for Stonewall Top 100 Employers  Logo for being a top ten employer for Working families

 

Logo for the Action on Hearing Loss Louder Than Words charter mark  Logo for being a Disability Confident Employer  Logo for being an Investors In People Gold Standard employer

 

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