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Sussex Police makes the top 100 list of LGBT friendly employers in the UK

31 Jan, 2018 10:15 News
Sussex Police makes the top 100 list of LGBT friendly employers in the UK

Sussex Police has once again made Stonewall’s top 100 employers for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people to work.

The force has risen 30 places this year reaching the 47th place.

Stonewall’s top 100 employers is a definitive list showing the best and most inclusive employers for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people to work. Stonewall understands that people perform better when they can be themselves in the workplace.

Giles York, Chief Constable of Sussex Police, said: “I am once again delighted to be recognised as a leading employer for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people to work. We were first recognised for this achievement 9 years ago, and have once again improved to receive recognition of our commitment to diversity in our workforce.

“I hope this result encourages even more LGBT people to consider working with us. It is vital that our workforce reflects the communities we serve. Our Police Constable recruitment opens on Monday 12 February this year. Visit our website for more information on recruitment. 

“We are proud to be an inclusive and welcoming organisation and will continue to lead the way in developing services informed by the people we serve. Our diversity and equality initiatives continue to develop and we are privileged to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic LGBT staff network and external LGBT public advisory group.”

Inspector Mark Evans, Co-Chair of the LGBT Network said: “This is a fantastic result for Sussex Police which highlights the commitment the organisation has to inclusion and representation of all communities in Sussex. The LGBT network has worked with Sussex Police on this year’s Stonewall Equality Index, and we are proud to support both the organisation and colleagues from the LGBT community. I hope this result encourages others from the LGBT community to consider joining Sussex Police and making it their employer of choice”.

Full results and more information can be found at Stonewall.

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