Supporting International Women's Day 2018

We're supporting gender equality across the force

8 Mar 2018

As part of International Women’s Day 2018 we’re celebrating the contribution some of our leading ladies are making to our communities.

We strive to value women and men’s contributions equally, challenging bias whether conscious or unconscious and providing positive role models to young people across the area.

Among the inspirational women working for team Humberside are Assistant Chief Officer Nancie Shackleton and our Head of HR Services, Sarah Wilson.

Nancie was recently awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2018 New Year's Honours List. She was the driving force behind Lincolnshire Police’s Women in Policing Conference, which has raised £22,055 for charity since it was launched in 2011. 

As part of International Women’s Day 2018, Nancie will be speaking at the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police’s International Women’s Day event today and South Yorkshire Police’s Women’s event this evening, supporting the progression of gender parity and how we can all make a positive difference.

Our Head of HR Services, Sarah Wilson, joined us in 2006. She quickly progressed to become the first Police Staff HR Manager within the force. Sarah recalls her most interesting time professionally was during 2012 when she became the Head of HR Operations across 2 forces as we embarked on a journey with South Yorkshire Police, creating a number of collaborative partnerships, including HR.  During this time as well as completing 2 masters degrees Sarah also undertook a senior HR advisory role to our regional collaborations across the wider Yorkshire and the Humber Region.

“I feel exceptionally privileged and proud to have been appointed Head of HR for Humberside Police in July last year. I am passionate about helping take Humberside Police from strength to strength, knowing the talent and capabilities that exist in force I absolutely believe we can be a fantastic organisation which both we and the public are proud of.”

“Given its International Women’s Day this week I think I should mention that I feel humbled to be mentoring some brilliant women in policing who have approached me to ask how I manage a full time job as a function head, being a mother to a 2 and a 4 year old, a wife and a Chair of Governors at a school.”

Collectively every person and all groups can make a difference and can influence others by taking concrete action to help drive gender parity.