Cheshire Constabulary named 12th most inclusive employer in the UK Date published: 7th December 2017 1.13pm

Cheshire Constabulary has been named as one of the most inclusive employers in the country.

The Constabulary has been ranked 12th in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list, making it the highest ranking police force in the country.

The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers identified the most inclusive organisations across the country that show continued dedication to workplace diversity.

This is the latest accolade the Constabulary has received in its drive to increase diversity in the workforce. The force’s innovative recruitment programme was recently shortlisted in The Guardian’s Public Service of the Year awards and was also a finalist in this year’s Business in the Community race equality awards.

A dedicated panel of judges collated the list based on each organisations performance on a range of areas within the diversity arena. Organisations in the top 50 list have provided sufficient evidence on an amalgamation of topics including recruitment procedures, training and a host of diversity related initiatives.

Acting Chief Constable Janette McCormick said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Constabulary has not only been placed in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, but it has been ranked so highly. This is an exceptional achievement which I hope showcases to members of our communities how committed we remain to increasing diversity in force.

“This is a fantastic achievement for the Constabulary and I am extremely pleased that the force’s commitment to increasing diversity in force, and being an inclusive workforce, has been recognised nationally. The list recognises the outstanding effort the force has given to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce and fundamentally having an inclusive workforce - I want to assure the public that the hard work will continue.”