It is only through the skills, creativity and dedication of our staff, trustees and volunteers that we can change the world for LGBTQ+ people.
We want to recruit talented people that reflect the communities we serve. We support our people to do their best, and to learn and grow.
We take particular care to prioritise race equity and trans inclusion in how we work, with commitments and actions that help us focus on improving our culture and practices, and building equity within Stonewall. We are seeking to further progress bi and ace inclusion within the charity.
About our team
According to our 2019 staff survey:
- 92% of staff are proud to work for Stonewall
- 88% of staff enjoy working with the people at Stonewall
- 82% of staff said they enjoy what they do
According to our 2020 diversity survey:
- 54% of staff are women
- 9% of our staff are non-binary
- 15% of our staff are trans
- 17% of our staff are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities
- 16% of our staff have an impairment, condition or disability
- 44% of our staff are gay/lesbian
- 27% of our staff are bi
- 14% of our staff are straight
- 5% of our staff are under the asexual/aromantic umbrella
- 70% of our staff are aged 34 and under
- 8% of our staff are over 45
- 21% of staff have a faith or belief
We’re working hard to build a Stonewall team that reflects the communities we serve – we know diversity makes us stronger as an organisation and more effective in what we do. We will hold up our hands and say that we have not always got things right, and we are committed to making anti-racism a priority at Stonewall. As part of this, we are implementing a Race Equity programme with the aim of ensuring staff who are people of colour thrive and have their talents nurtured, and to have a workplace where the proportion of staff who are people of colour reflects the population of the cities in which our offices are based.
Benefits of working for Stonewall
- Free health insurance
- Interest-free loans on season tickets and annual travelcards
- A tax-free cycle to work scheme
- Family policies, including enhanced pay for those on parental leave
- Death in service benefit of two times your salary
- An Employee Assistance Program with a free, 24-hour support line
- An extra day of annual leave on or around your birthday
- Competitive annual leave and pension schemes
We also received a Silver Award in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index 2018, demonstrating our commitment to mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Networks at Stonewall
Everyone benefits when people can bring their whole selves to work. Whether you’re a volunteer, a prospective employee or a full-time member of staff, at Stonewall we want you to feel involved in all aspects of our work and to have amazing opportunities during your time with us – regardless of your background.
We have a number of groups available to support staff:
- Faith and belief
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Women and minority genders
In the past year our networks have organised fantastic internal and external engagement events, including a campaign around Ace Week, Bi Visibility Week, Black History Month, Disability History Month, as well as internal storytelling to support Mental Health Awareness Week and a Trans Joy weekend of events and performances. Our Mental Health and Well-Being Network also took the lead in preparing Stonewall’s submission for Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index.
We strive for an environment where there’s a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination, and we work hard to accommodate access needs.