Tendai Trafford

Tendai Trafford - Race Award

Health and Safety Executive |

Tendai identified the gap in inclusive recruitment, positively collaborated with others, influenced and inspired colleagues, internalising true civil service values and competencies and modelled these for others. He was empowered by HSE to bring his whole identity to the workplace which positively impacted on his own performance and self actualisation whilst enhancing the working environment for others from BAME backgrounds.

The initiative has helped more inclusive recruitment practices and fostered closer collaborative working between other departments and equality networks. On an operational level, Tendai has helped to galvanise the networks and influence other talented BAME colleagues to embrace opportunities to fulfil their potential.

As a result HSE launched the first BAME recruitment campaign in its history, which resulted in an increase in recruitment from BAME backgrounds.