14. Team Diversity
Conduct anonymous diversity monitoring of the existing GBR team and develop further inclusive policies based on the data received
15. Recruitment Practices
Consistently implement the following recruitment practices to encourage applications from more diverse candidates going forwards and to eliminate any bias in the recruitment process including
– Blind application process, including enforcing that with recruitment agency candidates
– Diversity monitoring of all applicants
– Analysis of all adverts for gendered / discriminatory language
– Update the application form used by GBR to include reference to our specific values (currently a generic BHA one is used)
– Commitment to advertise jobs more widely on larger job boards such as Indeed to ensure diverse pools of candidates such as Disability jobsite; Ethnic jobsite, etc
– Use of a variety of candidate selection and assessment tools to reduce unconscious bias
– Partner with schemes such as the Brixton Finishing School; Marketing Academy and talent pools via charities and organisations such as Business in the Community to identify new talent when job vacancies occur
16. Work Experience Scheme
Take positive action at entry level and increase the pool of people that may be willing to consider racing as a career by developing a structured work experience scheme with organisations such as Ebony Horse Club, that promotes social mobility and which broadens the pool of young people interested in racing. This is based on feedback from EHC that very few of their riders would be able to pursue riding careers but that some of their young people would be interested to know that there were careers outside of riding, such as PR and social media that allowed them to maintain that link with horses.
17. Work mentoring scheme
In conjunction with the National Mentoring Consortium develop a mentoring scheme which allows members of staff to use time on one day a month to mentor a young person looking to get into marketing / PR.
Following on from Rishi Sunak’s Plan for Jobs announcement which provides businesses with £2,000 for each new apprentice they hire under the age of 25 (in in addition to the existing £1,000 payment the Government already provides for new 16-18-year-old apprentices), develop an apprentice role within GBR to provide employment opportunities for a young person.
19. GBR values formally adopted
20. GBR values incorporated into the recruitment process and annual review process going forwards