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Our workforce

Read how we monitor our workforce to measure the impact of our work.

Workforce data

We seek to be an employer of choice, promoting a culture which is welcoming and accessible to all and provides a work environment free from discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation.

We monitor our workforce to measure the impact of our work, contribute to performance indicators and ensure compliance with relevant legislation.

We are committed to using the monitoring information to:

  • see if there are differences in the way racial groups are treated
  • investigate the underlying reasons for the differences
  • deal with any unfairness, disadvantage or possible discrimination.

The reports below sets out the progress in delivering these legislative duties and initiatives over specified period of time:

Workforce Profile report 2023 PDF, 493.77 KB, 7 pages
Workforce Profile report 2022 PDF, 510.06 KB, 5 pages
Workforce Profile report 2021 PDF, 562.3 KB, 8 pages
Workforce Profile report 2020 PDF, 640.08 KB, 7 pages
Workforce Profile report 2019 PDF, 604.83 KB, 7 pages
Workforce Profile report 2018 PDF, 924.25 KB, 8 pages

Gender and ethnicity pay gap reports



  • Purple Space
  • Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI)
  • Business in the Community (BITC)
  • Business Disability Forum (BDF)

Employee networks

At Westminster City Council, our Staff Networks are change agents stiving to embed diversity and inclusion across the organisation and providing an arena for everyone’s voices to be heard. Their input is knowledgeable and invaluable, so we encourage their growth and empowerment.

We now have 6 staff networks as per below: 

ABLE Network

A group of staff who have a wide range of disabilities or long-term conditions, and who do a variety of jobs in the council. They want to raise awareness of disability as a normal part of people’s lives.

Global Majority Network

They represent the Global Majority workforce here at Westminster. At their conception, they started with a steering group that sought to understand the issues affecting those from the Global Majority. Since then, they have grown to over 300 members and support all staff through training, forums and events.

Family Loop

Family Loop is an inclusive network for all members and types of families, including and not limited to, parents, step-parents, grandparents, carers, siblings or partners. As a network, there is awareness that balancing family and work life can be a challenge, but this is made harder by not having the right information or support available. They aim to ensure that no one feels isolated or ‘out of the loop’.

Rainbow Network

The Rainbow Network is an intersectional, staff-led network that exists to offer an open, friendly and positive LGBTQ+ space for all members of staff who identify as such. They are not only here for support, but also as an educational resource and celebration of LGBTQ+ community. They strive to champion the inclusion at all levels of the council.

Multi-faith Network

The Multi Faith Network allows staff to come together to highlight religious celebrations they would like Westminster to recognise and celebrate.

Women’s Network

The Westminster Women’s Network believes in a workplace where all genders are equal and can succeed in their career regardless of gender, background or career stage. The Network provides an intersectional forum for all staff to inspire and support each other in order to create a better workplace for all.

Disability Confident

At Westminster we are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. Disability Confident is a government scheme and it is designed to support organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes, by providing a framework that challenges perceptions about disabilities and helps organisations build programmes to support a greater number of disabled people into work.

We have been recognised as a Disability Confident Leader for our commitment to helping those with disabilities into employment. Level 3 Leader status is an external validation for our commitment to supporting those with disabilities to obtain and retain meaningful employment.  We will be taking an active leadership role in supporting other organisations to becoming Disability Confident.

Published: 25 January 2021

Last updated: 2 April 2024