Staff Network Groups
Warwickshire County Council (WCC) recognises the power of staff networks to improve the wellbeing of our employees, and the culture of our organisation. We recognise that the people who work for us are our greatest asset and when they feel valued, included, safe and supported, this positivity reaches the people we are here for.
One of the ways we wish to support this is through the development of specific staff networks. Such groups provide members with the opportunity to support one another, connect, and discuss prevalent issues and enact change.
Our staff networks are run by employees for employees, with administrative support from the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team.
We currently have seven staff networks:
- Carers Staff Network
- Christian Staff Network
- Cultural Staff Network
- Global Ethnic Majority (GEM) Staff Network
- LGBT+ Staff Network
- Women's Staff Network
- Widows / Widowers Staff Network
The Chair or a representative from our equality staff networks attend the Council’s EDI group meetings as a critical friend, providing the networks with a clear route within WCC to feedback, recognising the importance of two-way communication to enable a collaborative, innovative and accountable environment.