Our staff-led Wellbeing and Inclusion Group have run a number of events throughout the year including Movember, Human Rights Day, Christmas around the World, Chinese New Year and Volunteering. We also ran events for Mental Health Awareness in May, this year’s theme was being outdoors and the positive impact that can have on our mental health. We finished the year celebrating Pride and invited both Rikki Arundel and Lord Smith to speak to staff, which were really informative sessions.
We also included recognising and managing stress and maintaining wellbeing within our annual training plan to support staff with their mental health. Our Mental Health First Aiders also had a refresher training session and rebranded to Team SLCC.
Our Equalities Survey showed that:
- 73% of our staff are female
- 12% of our staff identify as LGBTQ+
- 33% of our staff are a primary carer and
- 97% of our staff believe the SLCC is a fair place to work.
Our 2020/21 Staff Charity this year was Scottish Mental Health Association (SAMH) and Covid-19 did not stop our staff raising an amazing £4,388. Events included a virtual Stomp, virtual Kiltwalk, various auctions and raffles, a Christmas Advent and staff finished the year challenging themselves by running the virtual Edinburgh Marathon.
Covid-19 has seen an increased risk to the organisation due to an increase in cyber-crime. We take part annually in Cyber Scotland Week and ran awareness sessions on password strengths, phishing emails, scams, ransomware and digital footprints. We also ran an awareness session with our Board and some of them attended a further training session on a Board’s role in cyber security.
To meet our Biodiversity duty we published our three year review report in December 2020, covering our work from 2018-2020. This year staff took part in Climate Week and a Sustainability Week, where we held a ‘love food hate waste’ workshop, learnt about women leading in sustainability, ideas for reusing household items and how to spring clean sustainably. We also followed our own advice when clearing out our storage area.
Our Key Staff KPIs for this year are:
Average Sickness Days lost per staff member (including long term sickness)
Median Remuneration Ratio
Lowest Remuneration Paid
Money raised by Staff for Charity