Included in list of 50 organisations supporting women in workplace. 53% women, 24% black minority ethnic workforce.
14th April 2011: The Home Office, with 53 per cent women and 24 per cent black minority ethnic workforce, has made it to the list of 50 organisations that support women in the workplace.
It has been named in Times Top 50 for female workers.
The Home Office said: `Times supplement, in partnership with gender equality campaign Opportunity Now, features a list of 50 organisations that support women in the workplace.
`To make the top fifty, the Home Office was rigorously scored on how it engages and consults with women, and what is in place to support them in terms of flexible working and childcare policies.
`The department is unique to government in being led by three women – Home Secretary Theresa May, Permanent Secretary Helen Ghosh and non-executive director Val Gooding.
`In a Times interview, Helen Ghosh explained that the flexible working that she has always enjoyed as a civil servant has been really important to her career.
`’It helps us to attract the best talent and set the right direction. We can’t lecture other organisations but we can lead by example.’’
The Home Office added: The department is proud of its diverse workforce which comprises: 53 per cent women, 24 per cent black minority ethnic, 7 per cent disabled, 2 per cent lesbian, gay and bisexual, and 19 per cent work part-time.