Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Assembly – Celebrating, Supporting and Embracing Difference
We are 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, Asian 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 for us.
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.
Further information on our LGBT network is available from PLWS.
Further information on our Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage network is available from Reach.BMENetwork@Assembly.Wales
Further information on our disability network is available from Abigail Phillips.
Further information on our parent and carer network is available from Holly Pembridge.
Further information on our women’s network is available from email@example.com
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, bi and trans (LGBT) people each year since 2009. We have been ranked as the top public sector organisation in Wales for a number of years, been successively included in the Top 10 UK organisations too and were awarded the most LGBT inclusive organisation in the UK in 2018. We have been named a Top Trans employer and our LGBT staff network has been previously named the best in Wales. We have also been named by Stonewall as a Star Performer organisation due to our consistency at the top of the Index
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.