Share

St Mungo’s Broadway tops Stonewall’s list of gay-friendly charity employers

St Mungo’s Broadway tops Stonewall’s list of gay-friendly charity employers
News

St Mungo’s Broadway tops Stonewall’s list of gay-friendly charity employers

Governance | Alice Sharman | 14 Jan 2015

Five charities have appeared in Stonewall’s list of top 100 gay-friendly employers 2015, with St Mungo’s Broadway coming fifth in the overall list of organisations.

Last year’s list featured six charities, with Action for Children (51 in 2014), the Tate (79 in 2014) and Citizens Advice (96 in 2014) all missing out on a place in this year’s list.

Barnardo’s and Joseph Rowntree Foundation both made the list this year, appearing at numbers 30 and 88 respectively.

Victim Support was the second-highest charity in the index, coming in at 14th.

The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list, now in its eleventh year, showcases the best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff by compiling submissions to the Workplace Equality Index.

Touchstone has climbed significantly up to number 19 on the list, having appeared last year at number 91. Its chief executive, Alison Lowe, has also been named the Stonewall Senior Champion.

Last year St Mungo’s, prior to its merger with Broadway in April 2014, climbed 14 places since 2013, ranking at number 11.

Janine La Rosa, who recently joined St Mungo’s Broadway as head of diversity and inclusion, said: “We are delighted at this recognition, which is testament to the achievements of many individuals across St Mungo's Broadway who work to ensure we offer an inclusive environment for not only our staff but also our clients.

St Mungo's Broadway believes we are stronger as an organisation and as a society if we celebrate diversity. Recognising the backgrounds, experiences, strengths and support needs of our staff and clients is integral to us delivering the very best services."

2015 Ranking

Charity

 5

 St Mungo's Broadway

 14

 Victim Support

 19

 Touchstone

 30

 Barnardo's

 88

 Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Crime prevention charity Nacro, which was the top-ranking charity in the annual list for five years up to 2010, and was even number one in the whole index in 2008, is missing from the top 100 for the second year in a row.

Ruth Hunt, chief executive at Stonewall, said: “A massive congratulations to all those who took part in the Index this year and well done to those who secured a place in the Stonewall Top 100 employers list and the Star Performers group. We’re proud to work with all of you. If your organisation isn’t featured here, it may be time to ask why.”

Stonewall rated Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as the best organisation overall.

Comments

[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The civilsociety.co.uk community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear

Please:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

Philanthropy can be 'disconnected, illegitimate and out of touch', warns JRF chief executive

29 Jun 2016

Julia Unwin, the outgoing chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, urged philanthropists to...

'Shocking' tribunal decision calls on Friends of the Earth to pay £1m tax bill

23 Jun 2016

Friends of the Earth's chief executive has condemned a tribunal decision instructing it to pay a tax bill...

Cancer Research UK invests in out-of-town superstores after drop in charity shop profits

22 Jun 2016

Cancer Research UK saw profits from its charity shops fall in the year to March 2016, and has responded...

Fundraising Regulator rejected by Scotland in favour of self-regulation

30 Jun 2016

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has rejected extending the remit of the Fundraising Regulator...

ICO received 260 complaints about charity fundraising nuisance calls in nine months

29 Jun 2016

In the nine months between August 2015 and March 2016, the Information Commissioner's Office received...

Charities will still have to adhere to EU data protection standards despite Brexit vote

28 Jun 2016

Charities in the UK will have to adhere to data protection standards that are the “equivalent” of...

Marie Curie appoints digital advisory board

21 Jun 2016

Marie Curie has appointed a digital advisory board to help it build on the successes of its digital transformation...

'Fake' charity app to help migrants at sea has been removed by Apple

21 Jun 2016

An app that claimed to support a charity rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean by enabling users to search...

Facebook looking to make ‘donate’ button available to UK charities this year

23 May 2016

Facebook is looking to roll-out its ‘donate’ button feature to all charity pages at some point this...

Join the discussion

Twitter
 
Training

Attending our one day courses is a highly effective way of ensuring new and existing trustees fully understand their role, responsibilities and liabilities.

>> Find out more <<