||<p>The recording of ethnicity is the responsibility of the individual to input via
employee self-service. Due to small numbers of staff at each of the requested grades,
we have grouped these together in our response below.</p><p> </p><p>Including those
on temporary promotion at the grades requested, there are 16 members of staff in scope.
Of these, only five have input their ethnicity details onto the HR system. Of these,
none have self-identified as being from an ethnic minority background.</p><p> </p><p>AGO
supports the Civil Service vision of being recognised as the UK’s most inclusive employer.
AGO has two diversity champions and a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy in place
that is reviewed by the Executive Board every six months.</p><p> </p><p>AGO is an
employer which promotes equality and aims to reflect the diversity of the society
in which we live. It is committed to maximising the skills and potential of all its
staff. It welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons irrespective of
disability, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or religion/belief.
It also implements blind recruitment to minimise the impact of unconscious bias.</p>