Question: What is meant by fatherhood champion or role model?
A fatherhood champion could be a father that has used a form of parental leave or flexible working that is recognised by the organisation by way of an internal campaign and/ or readily accessible to other parents to talk about their experience.
Question: Our organisation does not have a parenting group, what shall we write in this section?
Your organisation may actively encourage employees to engage with online father groups or there may be activities that your organisation runs. These would be great to include here. If you don’t do any of this do not worry because you can put N/A and talk about the other things you do in the other questions. This may be something you want to consider for the future.
Question: Our organisation does not have gender pay gap information, will this be a problem?
In the UK organisations with 250 or more employees are required to report the gender pay gap. If your organisation employs fewer than 250 employees, you would not have to report the gender pay gap so you can just put ‘N/A’ if you do not collect this data.
Question: What is meant by the question, ‘Does your organisation do anything to support working fathers beyond your own organisation? If so, how?’
This is to determine what your organisation is doing to encourage change outside of your organisation. This could include supporting and advising other organisations on how to support fathers, supplying case studies to other organisations, supplying evidence for parliamentary inquiries about the importance of supporting dads etc. If this is not applicable, you can state ‘not applicable’.
Question: We don’t use the word line managers within our organisation, are we able to answer the questions that are about line managers?
Yes. The term line manager just refers to people who have line management responsibility for other members of staff.
Question: There is only 1200 characters supplied for the testimonial. We have a large number we want to share so how can we do this?
You are able to supply weblinks as your submission for the nomination. The weblinks would be included in the character count for this question response.