The Institute of Education (IOE) has won the Representative Workforce Award.
The award was presented at the 2013 Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) Awards hosted at the Law Society in London on 17th July.
Following findings showing that few Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) staff held senior positions at the institute, the IOE designed a Work Recognition Enhancement Programme (WREP) aimed at removing barriers and improving opportunities for BME employees.
The WREP 'Creating Opportunities' programme included a variety of activities such as mentoring by senior leaders, professional development workshops, discussions with Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the IOE, and a question and answer session with Lord Herman Ouseley (past Chair of the Commission for Race Equality).
Previous award winners include NHS employers and Ernst and Young.
On receiving the award, Chris Husbands said: “I am absolutely delighted by the enei award. The WREP programme has been imaginatively designed, built with the agreement of all levels of the Institute and is beginning to impact on the way we work and think. The award is a fabulous recognition of the hard work and creativity which has gone into it.”
For more information and details of all the award winners please visit: www.enei.org.uk