Nominations for the 2021 WiFCERM Awards are now live!

We want to hear from inspiring individuals of all genders at any stage of their career across the FCERM sector who in the last 12 months have proactively influenced their organisation or the sector. We also want to recognise inspiring organisations (no matter the size) who champion gender equality.

You can either nominate a colleague, or nominate yourself with support from a colleague, to recognise these achievements. Find out more about Kellie Fisher, our 2020 WiFCERM Awards Winner here.

Entries for the 2021 award close on 20th April and the winners will be announced at the Flood and Coastal conference in June 2021.

Please read below for Awards guidance. Nominations should be made using the Microsoft Teams form here.

Women in FCERM Awards 2021

Award application guidance

We want to hear about professionals of all genders and organisations in the FCERM sector who make a real difference to gender equality in the workplace and across the industry.

Who can apply?

We are looking for inspiring individuals of all genders and at any stage of their career across the FCERM sector. In addition, we would like to recognise an inspiring organisation (no matter the size) which champions gender equality. The submission should demonstrate what the individual/organisation has done in the last 12 months (January to December 2020) to truly champion gender equality, diversity and inclusion and inspire others.

You can either nominate a colleague, or nominate yourself with support from a colleague, to recognise these achievements.

What are we looking for?

New for 2021 we have three categories:

  • An individual who has made a difference in their own organisation, who, in the last 12 months (January to December 2020), has proactively influenced and promoted gender equality, diversity and inclusion
  • An individual who has made a difference across the FCERM sector, who, in the last 12 months (January to December 2020), has proactively influenced and promoted gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • An organisation within the FCERM sector which has championed diversity and inclusion. Please describe a specific example from the last 12 months (January to December 2020), where policies and/or actions have championed diversity and inclusion within the organisation for gender equality.

How to enter

Nominations should be made using the Microsoft Teams form here. All entrants for each category will be assessed using the same criteria. Nominations will open from 9th March 2021 and will be open for 6 weeks until the deadline of the 20th April 2021.

The nominations will be judged by the Women in FCERM steering group and an award for each category will be presented at the Digital Flood and Coast conference Excellence Awards on the evening of Wednesday 30th   June 2021.

Judging criteria

Judges will be looking for two individuals and an organisation who can demonstrate the following:

  • Leadership of gender equality in FCERM – the highest degree of leadership, innovation and excellence in true gender equality, so everybody has the same opportunities on all aspects of work and career in a way that benefits all.
  • Influencing Change – to provide a positive impact on gender equality within their organisation and/or professional community
  • Promoting a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect – acted as a positive role model and should demonstrate a great desire to bring more diversity to their workplace or sector. Made significant, innovative, and outstanding contributions to promoting a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect their workplace or beyond
  • Developing their People or Peers – actively help develop their staff, provides the resources for guidance, time and advice in a motivational way and shines a light on the great things women can achieve
  • Empowering their People or Peers – acted as a positive role model and actively sought to bring more diversity and greater gender equality to the industry. Empowers people/peers to feel able to ‘be themselves’.

Awards sponsor

These awards have kindly been sponsored by Jacobs

data privacy notice

Privacy notice: how we use your personal data We (the Environment Agency) run the Women in FCERM award. We are the data controller for this service. A data controller determines how and why personal data (personal information) is processed.

Our personal information charter (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency/about/personal-information-charter) explains how we deal with your personal information. Go to GOV.UK and search ‘Environment Agency personal information charter’.

The personal data we need The personal data we process includes: full name contact details including email and phone numbers We are allowed to process your personal data because you consent to us doing so. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. The lawful basis for processing your personal data is consent. If you do not give us this personal data we will not be able to process your application.

What we do with your personal data

We use the personal data as part of the selection process for the award. We will:

  • maintain a nominations log
  • communicate with any nominators to obtain further information about a nominee
  • review the nominees and choose the finalists in line with the selection criteria
  • communicate with any nominees
  • provide details of the finalists to CIWEM as part of the conference programme

Jeremy Benn Associates Limited (trading as JBA Consulting) are a partner to the Women in FCERM initiative and Awards. JBA Consulting are hosting the application process for the Women in FCERM Award on behalf of the Environment Agency.

We will be sharing your personal data with the Women in FCERM steering group which includes organisations outside the Environment Agency without your consent.

Photos and recordings may be placed online and enter the public domain with the award winner’s consent.

If a winner does not wish to accept the award then their personal information will be promptly deleted except for personal information identifying them as a winner who declined.

How long we keep your personal data

We will keep your personal data until 31st July 2022.

Where your personal data is processed and stored

We store your personal data on our servers in the UK.

Contact details

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is responsible for independent advice and monitoring of the Environment Agency’s use of personal information.

If you have any concerns or queries about how we process personal data, or if you would like to make a complaint or request relating to data protection, please contact our DPO:

Data Protection Officer, Environment Agency, Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH

Email: dataprotection@environment-agency.gov.uk

You can find out about your personal data rights from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at www.ico.org.uk. The ICO regulate the data protection legislation. You have the right to lodge a complaint with them at any time. This notice was last updated on 5th March 2021.

You can download copy of our Data Privacy notice here.

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