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About Stonewall

Our mission

 

We're here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone.

 

We believe we're stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.

 

But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.

 

Our priorities

 

Empowering individuals

 

We empower LGBT people to be their authentic selves, enabling them to realise and achieve their full potential, and we empower LGBT people and allies to create positive change.  We will support individuals to understand how they can make a difference for LGBT people at work, home and in their communities. We will equip them with the tools and confidence to connect with, influence and enable others in their communities. They will challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, celebrate difference, and step up to improve inclusion and visibility of role models and allies. Increasingly, we will work in partnership to grow our reach, and network of empowered individuals, internationally.

 

Transforming institutions

 

We work with institutions to create inclusive and accepting cultures, to ensure institutions understand and value the huge benefits brought to them by LGBT people, and to empower institutions as advocates and agents of positive change. We will work with all organisations (including employers, schools, healthcare providers, sports organisations and religious institutions) to ensure they offer inclusive, equal and inspiring environments for LGBT people, and to empower them as advocates and agents of change in wider society. We will help institutions recognise the value of different perspectives, and the benefits these bring to employees, service users and members of the community. We will collaborate with local LGBT campaigners to help UK-based multinational employers extend their LGBT inclusion work to every country they have an influence in.

 

Changing hearts and minds

 

We work to ensure that LGBT people, across all communities, are valued, welcomed by all and can participate fully in society, and to ensure that LGBT people better understand and respect difference across LGBT life. We will go deeper into communities than ever before, working with those communities, their partners and allies, to demonstrate the strengths that our differences can bring. We will ensure that LGBT role models and allies are visible throughout public life to create an environment that enables all LGBT people to participate fully in society. We will work together, as diverse LGBT communities, and with our wider communities, to change and win hearts and minds, and to tackle prejudice or discrimination within LGBT communities. 

 

Changing and protecting laws

 

We work to ensure that laws and rights essential for LGBT equality are created, maintained, protected and defended, so that LGBT people have equal rights here and abroad. We will continue to campaign and lobby governments to change laws that do not ensure equality for LGBT people, or laws that do not go far enough. We will ensure that laws already in place to protect LGBT people are not rescinded. We will work with governments and others to improve equality for trans people, collaborate on tackling hate crime and discrimination, and work with national bodies to ensure LGBT-inclusive policy across sectors (for example, sport). 

Our Inclusion Networks

Stonewall prides itself on being a wholly inclusive organisation, providing a working environment to support nurture and grown our employees. Our organisation keeps inclusion at the forefront of our work and beleives in the importance of a safe accepting workplace that enables everyone to be the best version of themselves.

At Stonewall, we have a number of groups available to support staff:

  • Ace
  • Accessibility
  • BAME/PoC
  • Bi
  • Faith and belief
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Trans
  • Women and minority genders

 

Working For Us

At Stonewall, we believe our people to be our most precious resource. We aim to recruit the very best staff – with a mix of private, public and third sector backgrounds – and have an ambition to make Stonewall an ‘employer of choice’. Finding the best people for the job is important in ensuring that our company continues to grow and develop, being the best it can possibly be. We've got the right career just waiting for you.

 

In our most recent (December 2018) staff survey:

  • 90% of staff said they were proud to work for Stonewall
  • 95% of staff enjoy working with the people at Stonewall
  • 86% of staff said that they enjoy what they do 

 

We believe we have an obligation to role model some of the objectives that we encourage others to set for themselves and have worked hard in recent years to diversify our workforce. At December 2018: 

  • 57% of our staff identify as women
  • 7% of our staff identify as non-binary
  • 12% of our staff identify as trans, including non-binary
  • 11% of our staff were from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities 
  • 26% of our staff considered themselves to be disabled 
  • 17% of our staff identify as heterosexual
  • 23% of our staff identify as bi
  • 40% of our staff identify as gay/lesbian
  • 74% of our staff were 34 and under

 

Benefits of working for us

 

When it comes to employee benefits, we've got you covered.

  • 25 days annual leave (rising by one day after each years service), three additional 'Stonewall Days' over Christmas and eight statutory holidays
  • Up to 9% of salary contributed to a group pension scheme
  • Free health insurance
  • Four weeks full paid sick leave and four weeks half pay rising to 12 weeks full pay and 12 weeks half pay after two years of service
  • 24 hour employee support line
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to two years' salary
  • Enhanced family policies
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Up to ten days additional leave with salary sacrifice (after one year's service)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual flu vaccination

Our Employee Stories

Keen to know what our employees think about working at Stonewall? Well, why not take sometime to browse through our employee comments below and see or yourself just how great a career with us could be.

 

News and Events

At Stonewall, there is always a lot going on and much news to share. 

You can read our latest blogs, media statements, press releases, glossary and more here, by following the link https://www.stonewall.org.uk/about-us/news

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