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.
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
We are looking to ensure our new ambassadors are reflective of modern London.
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.
All our staff attend unconscious bias training as part of our annual training programme.