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Leicestershire Police has again been named as one of the top employers in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff.
The force was ranked 47th on Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list for 2023, once again being named in the top 50.
The list ranks employers from public, private and third sectors on how inclusive workplaces are. In 2020, Leicestershire Police returned to the top 100 and last year was also named in the top 50.
Jackie Newcombe, Head of the force’s Diversity and Inclusion unit said: “We’re delighted to again be included within Stonewall’s Top 100 – and feature within the top 50.
“We’re continuing to work with, and support, our communities and LGBT+ network and I hope our presence in the Top 100 Employers will help us to attract a more diverse workforce at a time when we’re recruiting more officers.”
Nancy Kelley, CEO of Stonewall said: “It’s been fantastic to see all of the work put in by Leicestershire Police over the past year to create a workplace where LGBTQ+ staff feel free to thrive as themselves.
“For many of us, the majority of our time is spent at work, so if we have to hide who we are it can take an enormous personal toll and hold us back from fulfilling our true potential. Creating environments where we can all feel comfortable makes our workplaces a safer, better and friendlier place for everyone and helps staff be proud of who they are.
“We’re incredibly proud to see so many new entrants from a range of sectors on this year’s list, who are committed to making LGBTQ+ people’s lives better.”