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Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Our vision is to be the most creative organisation in the world, and in order for us to be so we have a strong commitment to creating content that is reflective of the audience that view it.

To enable this to happen, we are dedicated  to serving our audiences, and place a huge importance on making content that is as diverse and inclusive to all as possible, and we have published our strategy and targets on achieving this for all to review.

Our Diversity & Inclusion team are integral to achieving our goals not only on screen, but also behind the cameras for those that work tirelessly to ensure that we can broadcast our content.

This role sits within that team, working alongside our Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Content, focusing on implementing and monitoring positive changes to make our content and working environment not only diverse, but inclusive and accessible to everyone.

With a particular focus on Inclusion, you will work with our Content teams to turn our strategy into an everyday reality that will become part of how we work and hardwired into our culture.

Sitting at the heart of content you will be the Disability on-air and on screen focal point with the support of the Content Disability Champion, Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Content Diversity Lead, champion disabled talent and disability-related production projects as well as helping the BBC achieve its 2020 disability portrayal targets.

Role Responsibility

  • Plan and deliver end-to-end events for BBC Diversity & Inclusion, working independently but working with external suppliers as and when required
  • Produce budgets, task plans and content schedules for events
  • Measure attendee and contributor feedback and look for new ways of improving upon the delivery of events
  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with key partners including BBC colleagues, external bodies, influencers, opinion formers and the disabled community
  • Commission speakers and suppliers in line with BBC procurement standards and processes
  • Work closely with colleagues across the BBC to ensure that events join up Diversity & Inclusion objectives and deliver common strategic goals
  • Host events and provide on-site management and supervision to include dealing with unforeseen circumstances and last-minute changes

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience of producing complex events with multiple audiences and stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of working with and for the disabled community
  • Excellent influencing and relationship management skills, evidence of building mutually beneficial partnerships and networks of contacts
  • Experience of managing budgets and monitoring the performance and delivery of suppliers
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills, being responsible for the delivery and coordination of large public-facing events or equivalent large-scale projects
  • Ability to think strategically and understand the ‘bigger picture’
  • Keen attention to detail and proven ability to produce and deliver successful end-to-end events
  • Ability to manage several projects at once, meeting challenging timescales and managing multiple priorities 

Package Description

Grade 9 

Continuing Contract

Please note:

The advertised Job Title is Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, however the role sits under our HR Job Family structure, in line with our CareerPath Framework Programme, and the contractual job title will be HR Specialist. 

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk. 

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