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Top 100 listing for GMFRS

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.

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Published: 24-Feb-2022

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