Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, Civil Service LGB&TI Champion Jonathan Slater explains why, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, it is particularly important to think about the impact of prejudice on LGB&TI colleagues at home and in their communities.
Jonathan became the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education in May 2016.
In April 2019, he was also appointed Civil Service LGBTI Champion.
His previous roles in government include:
Director General and Head of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat, Cabinet Office
Director General of Head Office and Commissioning Services, Ministry of Defence
Director General for Transforming Justice, Ministry of Justice
Chief Executive of the Office, Criminal Justice Reform
Director of Performance and Improvement, National Offender Management Service
Director, Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit
Before joining the Civil Service in 2001, Jonathan was a local authority Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Education.
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