Top 100 listing for GMFRS
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service moves up 109 places since their last submission, to rank 93rd in Stonewall list of Top Employers for LGBTQ+ people.
Stonewall’s Top 100 employers list ranks organisations on their efforts and commitment to creating welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, nonbinary and queer/questioning staff.
Organisations are ranked by a set of standardised criteria, including inclusive policies, and supporting and celebrating LGBTQ+ identities at work.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has received a national accolade for its commitment to inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.
GMFRS has moved up 109 places to be ranked 93rd on Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list as well as winning a Gold Employer Award from Stonewall. This follows a wealth of work towards creating a diverse and inclusive Service, including establishing a staff network for LGBTQ+ colleagues, inclusion and equality training for all staff, and targeted recruitment work to better represent Greater Manchester’s communities.
GMFRS Chief Fire Officer Dave Russel said: "I am delighted that GMFRS is in the Top 100 Employers this year, moving up 109 places since our last submission. To also win a Gold award is testament to the hard work we have put in since 2019 around LGBTQ+ inclusion.
"From our Rainbow Staff Network for staff who identify as LGBTQ+ to our recruitment processes, I look forward to building on our LGBTQ+ inclusion in the coming years. At GMFRS we particularly welcome applications to join the Service from the LGBTQ+ community and this recognition from Stonewall can only further acknowledge this."
For the last 20 years, Stonewall – the world’s second-largest LGBTQ+ charity – has been supporting employers to create welcoming workplaces for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people.