The Wendy Jones Award for Equality and Diversity - nominations now open

February 12, 2018

Every year at the FDA's Annual Delegate Conference, we recognise the work of an exceptional member or members who have been working to take forward the Equality and Diversity agenda during the previous calendar year.
The award celebrates the life of Wendy Jones, a long-serving and much-loved member of FDA staff who sadly passed away in November 2012. During her eleven-year tenure as a negotiating officer, Wendy looked after many departments and areas, including spending several years as the union's lead officer on equality.
Helen Baird-Parker from HMRC was named as this year's winner of the award, for her tireless efforts to help to push diversity and equality issues to the top of the agenda in the department, as well leading the union's equal pay tribunal claim. She was presented with her award by The Guardian's David Walker at the 2017 ADC.
We're now asking members to let us know about individuals who have worked with the FDA and its partners in contributing to equality in public services over the past year.

If you work with someone who you feel fits the criteria - someone who has showcased individual and collective achievements; highlighted the best practice needed to develop and recognise the benefits of a diverse and workplace; and who has continually raised the bar in order to create an inclusive workplace culture - please contact
Nominations are open until the end of March, and the award will be presented at the ADC in May.