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Foundation grant helps Liberate charity

Foundation grant helps Liberate charity

Saturday 06 May 2017

Foundation grant helps Liberate charity

Saturday 06 May 2017

Equality campaign charity Liberate Jersey has been able to take on its first paid employee thanks to a grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands.

Patricia ‘Paddy’ Haversham-Quaid has been appointed the charity’s Chief Experience Officer – CXO.

One of her first jobs will be to oversee a new employer accreditation scheme called DIFERA,  which will ‘audit’ and 'approve' companies for the way they promote diversity, inclusion, fairness, respect and acceptance in the workplace,.

Rachel French, Chair of Liberate Jersey, commented on the appointment: “Having Paddy join our senior management team here at Liberate is certainly an exciting time for the charity and we’re thankful to the Lloyds Bank Foundation for their role in supporting us. This will make a positive and exciting difference to the way we interact externally and her dedication in overseeing projects like the DIFERA scheme will be integral in progressing our advocacy for diversity in local businesses.”

Jo Le Poidevin, Executive Director, Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands commented: “We’re happy to support Liberate in their new ventures towards equality and support for diversity in the workplace which is being spearheaded by their new CXO, Paddy. Diverse workplaces enable employees to realise their full potential, delivers benefits to the business and its customers and clients, which will help drive equality and prosperity in Jersey. The Foundation is pleased to see the first initiative, the DIFERA scheme, launch at the end of the month.”

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