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Our Top Employer - Top 100 Employers 2018

National Assembly for Wales

The National Assembly for Wales has been a high performer in the Top 100 for a number of years. They are committed to valuing diversity, promoting inclusion and addressing inequalities both as an employer and service provider.

The board and senior management continue to be visible and active in promoting LGBT equality throughout the organisation and the LGBT network, OUT-NAW, provides peer support including coaching and mentoring opportunities for members and allies.

The National Assembly for Wales has developed workplace systems that are inclusive of trans and non-binary staff by providing opportunity to select the Mx title and their own gender term. Gender-neutral facilities have been introduced across the entire organisation and the Assembly has produced a specific resource for staff on non-binary identities.

The organisation has collaborated with a variety of Welsh organisations to promote LGBT equality in the region and to share best practice. They have sponsored and supported many LGBT community groups and events by providing and hosting on their premises for free. They’ve also engaged with LGBT Youth Groups to discuss how to engage LGBT young people and ensure there is equality for all throughout Wales.

We are truly honoured to be recognised by Stonewall as the leading employer in the UK for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The National Assembly has diversity and inclusion at the very heart of its role representing the people of Wales. We are proud to support our LGBT staff network and continue to work to create an inclusive culture – not only for the people who work here but for the people we represent across all Wales’ diverse communities. As Wales’ parliament, it is right that we should lead by example to demonstrate what can be achieved with the right attitudes, leadership and determination."

Elin Jones, Assembly Member, Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales