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Trust to be parading with pride in Birmingham

For website tweetingBlack Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be flying the flag at Birmingham Pride this weekend to celebrate diversity and highlight any employment opportunities with the Trust.

Staff from around the Trust including Diversity & Spirituality Team, Human Resources and members of the Trust’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Staff Network will be marching in the parade for the very first time, to support the region’s LGBT communities.

Recruitment staff will also be there on the day to promote vacancies from around the Trust and looking for people who want to help make a difference in mental health and wellbeing within our West Midlands communities.

Emma Louis, Head of Diversity and Spirituality said: “As part of the Trust’s approach to equality and inclusion, we felt passionately that Birmingham Pride, one of the biggest gay pride events in Britain, was something we needed to get involved in.

“A total of 17 staff from across the region and different roles will be donning blue BCPFT t-shirts flying both the BCPFT flag and rainbow flags to take part in the Pride march alongside fellow health sector colleagues. This will be the first time Black Country Partnership has been represented at Pride and we’re very excited.

Tara Conlan, Assistant HR Business Partner/Recruitment Lead, added, “We will also have a stand during the event to hand out freebies, information about our services and highlighting employment opportunities.

“If you’re at Pride and see us, don’t forget to come and say hello to show your support!”

For photographs of the parade and to follow the team’s progress at Pride this weekend, follow @BCPFT on Twitter or search for #BCPFTpride.

Birmingham Pride will be taking place across the weekend of Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May. To find out more about the event and buy your ticket visit http://www.birminghampride.com/