The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. We recognise that in order to achieve this we need to create a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.
The BBC also takes an active role in a number of the national programmes run across the private and public sectors designed to promote diversity by bringing organisations together to share good practice and to evaluate progress. The BBC is a member of the Creative Diversity Network (CDN) which also run an annual mentoring scheme. We participate in the Clore Leadership Programme, and we also support BECTU's Move On Up.
Attraction and Recruitment
We want to be the employer of choice for people with creative ideas. We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.
The BBC is committed to being inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Disabled people are a diverse group with differing requirements, some of which aren’t always apparent.
Accessibility for our staff will ensure that we attract and retain the most talented people to contribute to the creativity of the BBC. For our disabled audiences, accessibility can be central to receiving a quality service and therefore it is essential that all our services take this into account.
Everyone at the BBC has a role in promoting diversity on and off screen and air. Our online course Diversity out of the Box has been developed for all staff members. It's designed to raise awareness about diversity, why it matters to our programming and our work environment and what steps individuals can take to make a difference. All managers also undertake Unconscious Bias training which provides an understanding of the nature of unconscious bias and how it impacts on attitudes, behaviours and decision-making processes.