Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Diversity & Inclusion Awards?
For 14 years, the Diversity & Inclusion Awards have recognised the importance of diversity and inclusion within the Civil Service. The awards demonstrate the continued commitment and exceptional achievements of colleagues who have gone out of their way to champion difference, promote diversity, value inclusion and to help make the Civil Service a great place to work.
Who organises the Diversity & Inclusion Awards?
The awards are run in partnership with Dods Group Plc and the Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion team. Dods Group have been the operational delivery partner for the awards for the past 13 years with the shared goal in mind to highlight and champion the importance of diversity and inclusion across government.
How do I enter?
Nominations opened on Wednesday 8 July 2020 and will close on Thursday 6 August 2020. You can enter the 2020 awards programme via the Diversity & Inclusion Awards website.
Who can enter the Diversity & Inclusion Awards?
We will accept nominations from all Civil Service organisations, including Executive Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Arms Lengths bodies, as well as from the wider public sector.
What happens with my nomination?
Following the nominations period, experts such as Civil Service Heads of Diversity and Civil Service Employee Network Leaders will review all of the nominations and draw up a shortlist for each category. The shortlist will be published online on Wednesday 14 October 2020. The shortlists will then be reviewed by our panel of expert judges who will select the overall winner in each of the 12 award categories.
Do I have to tell the person I am nominating them?
We advise that you inform anyone you are nominating that you have done so, although this is at your own discretion.
How are the awards funded?
The awards are cost neutral to the Civil Service as all costs are covered by Dods Group Plc through advertising and sponsorship from outside the Civil Service.
Why have some of the categories been changed?
Each year we review our categories and take the opportunity to refresh and modernise the awards to ensure they continue to reflect the priorities of the Civil Service.
How many categories are there?
There are twelve awards categories. For full details please visit the 'Categories' page on the Awards website.
How do the Diversity & Inclusion Awards link to the Civil Service Awards?
Winners of the individual categories from the Diversity & Inclusion Awards in December will form the shortlist for the overall Diversity & Inclusion category in the annual Civil Service Awards. For more information please visit the Civil Service Awards website.
Who should I contact if I have any questions about the Awards process?