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Representative workforce

Recruiting for a workforce that's representative of modern London

We have overhauled our recruitment processes. We hope the process now better welcomes applicants from under-represented groups and ensures opportunities reach a wider and more diverse pool of candidates.

How has recruitment changed?

Skills-based job descriptions

Our job descriptions now specify the skills we’re looking for, rather than an amount of experience someone has.

Recruiting locally

We have a close working partnership with Hackney Works, who actively promote our vacancies within the local community.

Committed to disability

We are also a Level 1: Disability Confident Committed employer and will interview candidates with a disability who meet any vacancy’s essential criteria.

Representation across the Museum

New ambassadors

We are looking to ensure our new ambassadors are reflective of modern London.

New trustees

In February 2021 three young trustees (30 and under) joined the Board.

Staff action group: Voices for Change

We have a staff group from across departments, their remit is to champion diversity across our staff and activities. Some of our projects include

Dignity at Work

We have rewritten our staff harassment policy, now called Dignity at Work, to ensure it is accessible and staff feel empowered to use it.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy

In 2019 we updated our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and published on our website.

Staff training

All our staff attend unconscious bias training as part of our annual training programme.