We are committed to creating a positive working environment where employees from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and feel respected and supported in the workplace.
We have a range of networks for employees that provide confidential support and promote discussion to promote change. These groups include:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Network Group
Black and Minority Ethnic Employees’ Network
Disabled Employees' Network (DEN) Group
Young Person and Apprentice Network
A space for meditation and contemplation is available to our employees of all faiths or no faith at County Hall and hours to this space are unrestricted. Arrangements can also be made at our other hubs.
We have a dedicated workplace Chaplain who is also Chair of a community voluntary organisation called Essex Mind and Spirit, which helps with mental health issues, and who is also Chair of the Mid Essex Interfaith Forum.
Supporting Staff Network Groups at Essex County Council