8th July 2020
' Nominations Open '
6th August 2020
' Nominations Close '
14th October 2020
' Shortlist Announced '
4th December 2020
' Awards Ceremony '

The Advancing Faith and Belief Inclusion Award

An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement levels of employees of all faiths and beliefs, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to people of all faiths and beliefs. Nominations should indicate how the nominee meets one or more of the following criteria: 
Lead Element:

  • Acts as a role model or ally through positive actions and interventions to raise the profile of faith and belief and increase faith literacy in the Civil Service and demonstrate why it is important, including by promoting dialogue and understanding within and between faiths and beliefs and how this will improve service user experience.

Other Criteria:

  • Creates an inclusive culture where people of different faiths, beliefs, and non-belief feel able to bring this aspect of themselves into work, confident in the knowledge that they will be valued for who they are and supported in their religious practice. 
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to ensure that the practice of a faith or belief is not a barrier to talented employees or service users realising their full potential. 
  • Can demonstrate positive outcomes arising from their interventions for individuals and the organisation, and can demonstrate the potential for scaling up or demonstrating initiatives for other parts of the Civil Service.
  • Can demonstrate the impact of, and positive outcomes from, an intersectional approach (viewing personal demographics such as age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social mobility, disability, faith and belief and gender in combination instead of in isolation).
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against employees or service users on grounds of faith or belief.