Civil Service LGBT+ mentoring programme
The Civil Service LGBT+ mentoring programme is a new cross-departmental scheme developed by the cross-government LGBT+ Network. Since work began in April 2021, 425 mentors and 550 mentees have registered, more than 500 people have been given training, and more than 1,150 mentoring matches have been facilitated by the programme. By mid-2022, it will have generated more than 3,000 hours of mentoring.
The programme has been led by John Peart, who has designed and delivered the project on a voluntary basis in his spare time. It is one of the largest mentoring programmes of its kind in the Civil Service.