The BBC is a unique place to work, and we understand we have a responsibility to each of our staff. We encourage our staff to develop and reach their full potential with us while providing a safe place to work.
We have a number of support networks to help our staff thrive, such as the BBAF (BBC Black and Asian Forum), BBC Ability, BBC Pride, GWiN (Global Women in News) Network and the FaB (Finance and Business) Women’s Network. And career focused events and activities, such as Hot Shoes placements, attachments and Careers Week, encourage all of our staff to consider their own development and the ways in which the BBC can support them.
We aim to encourage a diverse workforce where new ideas are welcomed. In recent years, a number of new initiatives have been launched to help us meet the diversity targets set by Tony Hall, the Director General, including apprenticeships targeted at applicants from diverse backgrounds and employment schemes encouraging those from minority groups to develop and progress in the their career at the BBC.
Every member of staff has the right to return home in the same state of health in which they left for work, and to form and join trade unions. Our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides free, independent and confidential information, resources and counselling on a wide range of work, family and personal issues. We don’t tolerate any form of bullying and/or harassment and are committed to providing a workplace in which the dignity of individuals is respected. We have a confidential helpline to offer advice and support to our staff and have implemented new training on managing bullying.
Trust is the foundation of the BBC; we are independent, impartial and honest.
Audiences are at the heart of everything we do.
We take pride in delivering quality and value for money.
Creativity is the lifeblood of our organisation.
We respect each other and celebrate our diversity so that everyone can give their best.
We are one BBC; great things happen when we work together.