The Assembly is committed to being an employer that supports and respects the diversity of our workforce.
We make sure that all of our staff policies are equality impact assessed to ensure that our benefits do not leave anyone at a disadvantage and apply equally to all staff, including disabled staff; staff from a black or minority ethnic background; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff; women; people with caring responsibilities; staff with flexible working arrangements. To help us make suitable policies that recognise the different needs of different people, we consult with our workplace equality networks, Diversity and Inclusion Team and TUS colleagues.
We have received a number of accolades that demonstrate our commitment to fully supporting our staff and fostering an inclusive working environment. These standards acknowledge the progressive staff policies that we have in place and help us to maintain a best practice approach. The Assembly has:
- Achieved the Investors in People Gold Standard, the highest recognition of our commitment to our staff,
- Been recognised as a top employer for working families,
- Been listed in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women,
- Achieved the Action on Hearing Loss, Louder than Words Charter Mark and an Excellence Wales Award which demonstrates that we are committed to meeting the needs of staff and service users who are deaf or have a hearing loss,
- Been awarded the National Autistic Society’s Autism Access Award which recognises premises who commit to making sure that autistic visitors receive the same warm welcome as everybody else.
- Been recognised by Stonewall as the Top gay-friendly Public Sector Employer in Wales for the last three years, and ranked number 3 in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2016 of the top employers in the UK.
- Made a commitment to be an Age Champion, and
- Made a commitment to be Positive about Disabled People