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Diversity & Inclusion Specialist - HR Production, BBC Studios

  • BBC Studios
  • Flexible - UK
  • 08/06/2021
Contractor Human Resources

Job Description

Job Introduction

BBC Studios is the most awarded Production Company and the biggest independent producer in the UK. Our award winning teams produce a wide breadth of content including (but certainly not limited to); Top Gear, Countryfile, The One Show, Dragon’s Den, Strictly Come Dancing, Glastonbury, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Later…with Jools Holland,  Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, The Watches, The Met: Policing London, Louis Theroux: Altered States, Health Check UK Live.

Working with the best British writers, directors and programme-makers, BBC Studios champions British creativity, crafting over 2500 hours of content every year through seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. And that’s not all, we are a committed partner to the UK’s thriving independent production community, as well as other broadcasters and digital platforms, delivering content that showcases the best of British talent, stamped with the hallmark of quality.

We are currently looking for a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist to work with the Production teams to focus on attraction of future talent on a 6 month FTC.

With our commitment to increase diversity, we are looking for someone to join the team to support our productions in their efforts.

Main Responsibilities

The Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, reporting to Production Head of HR, will be responsible for driving initiatives for widening the network of talent connected to BBC Studios production.

The Talent team, which supports BBC Studios Productions, provides a top class search and outreach function for all the locations across the UK, working directly with programme makers to find & attract the best talent in the business. This role will support the team by ensuring opportunities to attract and seek off screen talent are utilised. 

In addition you will work alongside business Leads to support in subject matter expertise on all attraction aspects of diversity & inclusion. A key part of this role will be establishing relationships and form alliances with external counterparts and stakeholders to look for innovations and opportunities to form partnerships. We want you to work alongside the wider team to uncover opportunities and challenges to achieving the teams goals, focused on creating solutions to increase effectiveness of our approaches.

Are you the right candidate?

We are looking for people that are truly passionate about making positive changes

The skills and experience we are looking for are:

  • Working across D&I outreach and attraction from a TV Production background with an established network and contacts
  • Ability to develop meaningful relationships with key diverse media partners across the UK focusing on attraction initiatives / campaigns / events across Production
  • HR experience/background at the Specialist level within a D&I sphere
  • A self starter and deliverer, who is happy to work in ambiguity
  • Ability and willingness to challenge thinking and approaches to D&I activity, sometimes of senior leaders.

We’d love you to be part of our team, if this sounds like the job for you.

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