Published: Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Icon Awards success for Golden Jubilee
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital was named runner-up in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category at the inaugural Icon Awards.
It was a double celebration for the Golden Jubilee as our Employee Director, equality lead and Senior Clinical Perfusionist, Jane Christie-Flight, was the only NHS employee, and only woman, shortlisted in the category of ‘Uniformed Icon of the Year’.
Celebrating the contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) individuals across Scotland, the Icon Awards were held at a glitzy ceremony in Glasgow on Friday 9 October.
The Golden Jubilee was up against 11 other employers from the public and private sector at the prestigious awards on a shortlist which had been whittled down from an original 90 nominations.
Our Head of Strategy and Performance and equality lead, Carole Anderson, commented: “As part of our work to deliver our Board values, the Golden Jubilee is on a journey to improve the inclusiveness of our workplace for staff and service users; and we would like to thank the Icon Awards for recognising what we are trying to achieve.
“We are keen to build on this recognition and we are ambitious and committed to do much more”.
In the Uniformed Icon category, Jane Christie-Flight was nominated alongside members of the armed services and police force.
Jane added: “I really do feel privileged to have been nominated for ‘Uniformed Icon of the Year’. It was a really proud moment for me to hear I was the only NHS employee, and only woman, shortlisted.
“My nomination also demonstrates how much we as a team value equality and diversity at the Golden Jubilee and I would like to thank everyone who nominated me for this award.”
The Icon Award follows the Golden Jubilee being named Most Improved Employer in Stonewall Scotland’s Workplace Equality Index (WEI), ranking in the top 100 in the UK, top five in Scotland and being the top performing NHSScotland Health Board for the fifth year in a row. The Golden Jubilee was also the first to have both its Chair and Chief Executive sign the NoBystanders Pledge, which is dedicated to eradicating bullying in the workplace.
Golden Jubilee Chair, Jeane Freeman, added: “I want to congratulate everyone at the Golden Jubilee for achieving runner up in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category, and huge congratulations go to Jane Christie-Flight for being shortlisted as a ‘Uniformed Icon of the Year’ – it is very well deserved and something she should be extremely proud of.”