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Diversity and inclusion, why are we still talking about it?

There have been many initiatives over the years that have focused on encouraging employers to diversify their workforce. Despite this, the sector’s diversity remains largely unchanged, still failing to be representative of the wider working population or the communities that it works to serve and engage.

This is why Creative & Cultural Skills, on behalf of the Creative Careers Programme, has launched a new Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders – download the Guidance here.

The Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders has been designed to help employers reflect on how they might currently approach recruitment and offers simple steps that could help a business reach beyond the norm. We’d like to support employers to understand what diversity and inclusivity really mean, and the moral, social and legal implications of truly embracing these.

The guide also aims to help employers recognise both the practical and legal difference between the various work experience and employment routes used by the Creative Industries.

I found this session really interesting and engaging. The information I learnt will shape how we recruit in future.

Oriana Franceshci, Sheffield Creative Guild

As we've launched this practical Guide, we’re hosting sessions for creative leaders to attend. Due to popular demand, we've added a new date in Bristol on Tuesday, 31 March  (see below).

Sessions have taken place throughout January and February 2020 and the following remaining sessions have extremely limited availability - we are operating waiting lists for those who wish to attend. Further dates will be announced soon.

North East:
Wednesday, 26 February 3.30 - 5.30pm, Dance City
Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4BR
Book your free place now (sold out, please email bonnie.smith@ccskills.org.uk to be added to the waiting list)

London and South East:
Thursday, 27 February 12 - 2pm, National Theatre
Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PX
Book your free place now
(sold out, please email bonnie.smith@ccskills.org.uk to be added to the waiting list)

Bristol and South West:
Tuesday, 31 March, 12.30 - 3pm, M Shed
Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN
Book your free place now

Content in the Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders has been supported by Counterculture Partnership LLP.