Diversity at NWP

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We believe that people perform better when they can be themselves at work.

We aim to ensure that all employees feel comfortable in the workplace, regardless of their disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

Internal support structures

Gender Equality Network

The goal of the network is to ensure equality within North Wales Police between men and women and to facilitate people of all genders in the Force to reach their full potential.

The network supports evenings, professional development days, workshops, training and development courses and more. It also provides valuable opportunities to meet people from other areas, grades and specialisations of NWP who can offer support and advice.

LGBT+ Network

The network aims to encourage all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) staff to achieve their full potential, both professionally and personally.  

The network helps to raise awareness of a range of Sexual Orientation and Trans specific issues, as well as providing the opportunity to develop professional and social links in the workplace. It also supports career development, enabling LGBT staff to become more involved in NWP’s decision making process and bring about change inside the organisation. 

Black and Asian Police Association

The NWP Black and Asian Police Association (BAPA) is a network supporting minority ethnic Police Officers, PCSOs, Police Staff, Special Constables and Volunteers of all ranks and grades from across the Force. 

It has many aims, from improving the working environment of Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff within NWP, to assisting the Force in delivering services to all sections of the community. It works hard to provide a visible presence and a voice for all ethnic minority people in our workplace. 

Disability Support Network

The Disability Support Network exists for all employees and volunteers within NWP who are affected by disability. Whether disabled themselves or caring for someone with a disability, the network acts as an informal support network for individuals, as well as actively working to raise awareness of disability issues and concerns and representing those at key strategic groups. 

National police support structures

As well as our own NWP networks, there are a number of national networks which offer support to police officers and staff of all ranks and roles:

We work closely with representatives of these networks, making sure NWP is a positive and supportive place to work. 

External recognition

Stonewall Cymru Diversity Champion

As a Diversity Champion, we are committed to creating a workplace where LGBT staff can reach their full potential. We know that people can only excel when they’re free to be themselves and we work with Stonewall to make our environment the best it can be for everyone. For more information about the scheme, visit the Stonewall website.

Disability Confident Employer

We are recognised as a Disability Confident Employer. This means we aim to recruit and retain disabled people, and people with health conditions, for their skills and talent.  We are committed to these principles:

  1. Actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people
  2. Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  3. Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job (or where an interview is not the first stage of our assessment process, we will put disabled people through to the first stage of the process if they meet the minimum criteria for the job)
  4. Flexibility when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  5. Proactively offering and making reasonable adjustments as required
  6. Encouraging our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
  7. Ensuring employees have appropriate disability equality awareness

You can indicate on our application forms whether you require any support or adjustments to enable you to do the job, or to assist you with your application. We want to ensure that wherever possible we can remove any barriers preventing you from making an application.

If you join us with a disability or medical condition, we aim to support you so you can carry out your role effectively. Where possible we’ll arrange reasonable adjustments so you can do this. 

Committed to Diversity

Whatever role you wish to apply for, we promise to provide equality of opportunity. If you can help us to create a safer North Wales, then we welcome your application - whatever your age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender, race or sexual orientation.