Katie Whittam

EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee

Employee of the Year Award

Katie has made a sustained and excellent commitment to actively develop an inclusive workplace for her fellow employees at Big Lottery Fund – where fairness, respect, equality, dignity, and autonomy are at the forefront of her values and promoted as part of her everyday goals, behaviour and approach to her work. She also takes these values into her wider community, through supporting local food bank campaigns with a coordinated national donation drive across several workplaces within her employer’s office locations. Katie has achieved and wrote a Domestic Violence policy within the organisation, to support those who may be victims of DV, both female and male. The policy is now used as a template in all DV policy negotiations within Unite. She has also successfully managed to secure the living wage for her employer’s lowest paid staff and all staff contracted to work for the organisation. Her employer is now an accredited Living Wage Employer as a result – a great achievement!

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