Guest post from Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk – National Assembly for Wales.
Today is the first day of our Diversity and Inclusion week.
The senior team and I are wholly committed to ensuring that as an employer and parliamentary organisation, we are an exemplar in our promotion of diversity, inclusion, equality and provision of accessible services.
In order to deliver this, we have developed our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and accompanying action plan which will help us deliver our diversity and inclusion vision and values.
The Strategy sets out how our staff deliver and promote inclusive, accessible services and achieve positive outcomes for people.
It will also help us plan how we comply with the duties placed on the Assembly Commission by the Government of Wales Act 2006 and also by the Equality Act 2010, covering each of the protected characteristics and other issues such as caring responsibilities, social mobility and other inequalities.
As an employer and service provider, our organisation is committed to ensuring that no-one is disadvantaged or discriminated against on these grounds: discriminatory behaviour will be dealt with via our disciplinary procedures. Also, as an employer, we encourage flexible working practices whilst accommodating our business needs.
In line with the Assembly Commission’s strategic goals, it is important to us that the Assembly continues to be accessible to the people of Wales and beyond: making it relevant, easy and meaningful for people to interact with it and contribute to its work.
It is also important to us that we behave as an inclusive employer, attracting and retaining talent, enabling everyone we employ to realise their full potential.
Manon Antoniazzi – Chief Executive and Clerk
We are inclusive, kind, and value each other’s contributions in delivering excellent services.
We are purposeful in our support of democracy and pull together to make a difference for the people of Wales.
We embrace innovation and celebrate our achievements together as a team.
WE ARE ONE TEAM