Published: Monday, October 24th, 2016
Golden Jubilee voted 'Employer of the Year'
The Golden Jubilee National Hospital has been named ‘Employer of the Year (over 200 employees)’ at this year’s Icon Awards.
The Icon Awards, which celebrate the contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) individuals across Scotland, were held at a glitzy ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday 23 October.
Over 20,000 votes were cast across 15 categories and the Golden Jubilee was up against five other employers all nominated for their pioneering work in championing diversity and equality.
Our Head of Strategy and Performance and Equality Lead, Carole Anderson, collected the award on behalf of the Golden Jubilee. Carole said: “It is a wonderful achievement for the Golden Jubilee to win this prestigious award.
“We are on a journey to improve the inclusiveness of our workplace for staff and service users and we are delighted that the judges of the Icon Awards have recognised this.
“The Golden Jubilee has invested significant effort in promoting a positive workplace culture, with the Board and senior managers specifically taking a strong leadership stance. The Golden Jubilee has demonstrated leadership on LGBTI equality across the NHS and public sector which we intend to build on this year.”
The Golden Jubilee’s award success comes after it was named the Top Health and Social Care Provider in the UK in the prestigious Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI) 2016.
Mike Higgins, Medical Director at the Golden Jubilee Foundation, said: “Our Organisational values place dignity and respect at the heart of everything we do and this is evident from joining the organisation, where we use our innovative values-based recruitment process, to ensure that our employees not only have the right skills, knowledge and experience for their role, but they also demonstrate behaviour aligned to our values.”
In addition to winning ‘Employer of the Year’ a member of our staff was also recognised in the category of ‘Uniformed Icon of the Year’.
For the second successive year, the Golden Jubilee’s Employee Director, Equality Lead and Senior Clinical Perfusionist, Jane Christie-Flight, was the only NHS employee selected in this category.