We are proud to announce that we have made it on to the Inclusive Employers Top 50 list, thanks to hard work and dedication of our workplace diversity champions.
The force has been placed at number 33 in the list of inclusive UK employers from all sectors and industries and we are just one of only four forces in the country who made it onto the list.
Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Bacon said: “It is such an honour for us to have made it onto the Inclusive Employers Top 50 list. This is a testament to hard work and continued efforts of our staff who are dedicated to promoting inclusivity and diversity across the communities they serve.
“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved so far, from being shortlisted in the Pink News Awards 2018, to appearing in the Stonewall Workforce Equality Index 2018 and now, making it into the Inclusive Top 50 Employers for 2018/19.
“To be one of just four forces who made the top 50 is an amazing achievement for us, and we will continue to work hard in promoting all the strands of diversity, including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion across all levels within our organisation.”
Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Police said: “I’m delighted that Northumbria Police’s hard work has been recognised, we are committed to ensuring we represent the communities we serve and this award shows that we getting it right, we are up for the challenge of improving even further in the year ahead”
The accolade was announced at the Inclusive Companies Awards in Manchester last night (Thursday 15 November) and decided by a dedicated panel of judges who made their decision based on recruitment procedures, training and a host of diversity related initiatives.
Northumbria ranked behind West Yorkshire Police, who came in eighth, Cheshire Constabulary (13th) and Lancashire (21st).
The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List recognises the outstanding efforts of organisations that have begun their journey to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion at its purest form.
Paul Sesay, founder and CEO of the Inclusive Top 50 said: “The most successful and prosperous employers understand the value and rewards of harnessing diverse talent.
“Those featured on the definitive list of the UK’s most inclusive employers are leading the way in providing inclusive workplaces where everyone feels empowered to be the very best they can be”.
To view the full list of Inclusive Employers, please visit www.inclusivetop50.co.uk/2018rankings