A more diverse BBC

A more diverse BBC

Diversity is vital to a modern BBC. We’re there for everyone – so we need to reflect and represent the whole of the UK. The Government also demands that we take a lead on diversity – it’s written into our Charter.

Attracting and developing great talent – whatever their background – both on and off air, is a priority

Nearly a year after we launched our ambitious strategy to hardwire diversity into everything the BBC does, today we’re unveiling the results of our recent and most comprehensive staff census that shows the BBC has met its 2017 targets – and is well on the way to hitting our 2020 goals:

  • 14.5% of our workforce are from black, Asian or minority ethnic background, including more than 10% of our leadership.
  • Over 48% of our staff are women – approaching the 50% target set for 2020.
  • Over 10% identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.
  • More than 10% of our staff have told us they have a disability – already ahead of the goal for 2020.

Speaking at the Creative and Cultural Skills annual conference in Thurrock, Director-General Tony Hall welcomed the progress – but insisted there must be no complacency.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/a-more-diverse-bbc