LGBT Staff Network Welfare Pages
Introduction from your Welfare Officer
Hi, my name is Arron Pile, I work in Student Life as a Project Co-ordinator and have been at the University since 1993. I have also been involved with the LGBT Staff Network since its inception.
I stood for Welfare Officer because I believe in fair and equal treatment for all employees. In the past I have been involved in the University’s Bullying and Harassment Network and was Assistant Branch Secretary of UNISON. In both these roles it was the fair treatment of employees motivated me to take on the positions.
In these roles and from the experience gained from my postgraduate degree in Promoting Equality and Managing Diversity I have built up a thorough knowledge of employment law, particularly around sexual orientation and bullying and harassment.
I have also just completed the National Certificate in Workplace Mediation and volunteer as a trained mediator for the University’s Mediation Service.
My role in the LGBT Staff Network is to ensure that all LGBT staff are treated with respect and are happy in their role – a tall order, but that is definitely our goal!
So whether you think:
- You have been bullied because of your sexuality (or for any other reason) – or because you feel you have been treated negatively for whatever reason;
- You feel that you have been passed over for promotion or for staff development opportunities;
- You have personal issues that you don’t feel you can bring up with your manager;
- You feel isolated and not socially part of your team;
- You don’t know any other LGBT people at the University;
- You are unsure of your sexuality OR
- Just need to talk to someone….
Please contact me by email or 0161 295 2152. I can arrange a confidential place to talk, either on or off campus. Just talking to someone can help.
Click here for further information about Bullying and Harrassment
Click here for further information about Coming Out at the University.