Inclusion at ITV

Here at ITV, we celebrate individuality, we’re committed to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

ITV loves a level playing field

It’s just a natural part of what we do.

It’s your talent that really matters and we want you to be the best you can be. So, our aim is to make sure our workforce reflects the diversity of modern society, which is why we promise to treat you with fairness and respect, whatever your age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ethnicity or marriage/civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status and family circumstances.

As members of the Creative Diversity Network (CDN), we’ve made a public commitment to improve representation of society on screen, and to become more diverse and inclusive behind the scenes too. Our work under ITV’s Social Partnership underpins our commitment across programme making and production for better representation. At the end of the day we want our workforce to represent the audience it serves. It’s a pretty big goal, but one that we get closer to all the time. 

For more on our commitments, how we’re working to make ITV more diverse, our key stats and other information about ITV Responsibility, visit our Responsibility site or follow us on Twitter.

We take our diversity and inclusion commitments seriously. We understand and value the creativity that diversity brings to our business and the importance of both embracing and representing all communities in our culture – and support comes from the highest levels of our business.

That’s why, in 2017, we launched a new internal initiative, called Plus 1, to support our journey to make itv the best place to work. Sponsored by ITV Chief Executive Officer, Carolyn McCall, Plus 1 will help our business to reflect the makeup of society both on-screen and off-screen, and increase the diversity of our workforce.

Having previously held Two Ticks accreditation, we’ve successfully transitioned to Disability Confident Employer status in recognition for our continued commitment to good practice in employing people with disabilities.

Here, we define a disability as a long-lasting impairment, physical or mental health condition that has a significant adverse impact on day-to-day activities but not limited too cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, bipolar disorder, stress, anxiety, depression and cognitive conditions such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.

During our application process, we’ll ask you whether you believe you have a disability or long term condition. Of course, you don’t have to answer this question - the only reason we ask is because we want to give you the opportunity to really shine during your application and enjoy a great overall candidate experience. And although we will monitor your response, it’s only to ensure that we’re being fair.

Under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, if you’ve shared with us that you have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role we’ll guarantee you an interview. 

All our job opportunities are also posted on Vercida (previously DiversityJobs) a AAA accredited site under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (2008).

Alternatively, if you need to discuss an alternative way to submit your application, we’ll always try to meet your individual needs wherever possible. To find out more, you can email us direct at talkingcareers@itv.com.

Reasonable/workplace adjustments

We’re passionate about enabling all our colleagues and candidates to be the best that they can be. That’s why we’re fully committed to supporting, and working with, you to ensure all workplace adjustments are made, managed and monitored consistently. 

In fact, we can consider a broad range of workplace adjustments, including: 

  • Physical adjustments - such as IT equipment, software, furniture etc.
  • Non-physical adjustments - these are all about how our you perform in your role, for example your working hours, working pattern and training. And how you perform in your assessments, such as group exercises or additional time for written work.

We also work with external 3rd party specialists who provide valuable advice and support when it comes to ensuring a consistent and fair approach.

Access to Work is a government scheme that’s available to colleagues and candidates who have a disability or long-term physical or mental health condition, and who would like a better understanding of the practical and financial support available. For more information please visit www.gov.uk/access-to-work

The main benefit is that you can gain assistance with support or adaptations beyond the adjustments. Access to work also provide a mental health support service, it’s free and confidential (more information on their website)

They also provide support for candidates Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments, additional support or have any accessibility needs and where possible we’ll do our best to meet them.  

You can email us direct at talkingcareers@itv.com with your contact details and we’ll get back in touch. All requests will be dealt with in confidence.

Our colleague networks are a brilliant way to get involved in promoting diversity and inclusion across our business. Here a quick overview:

ITV Women’s Network - Our Women’s Network was created to continue the conversation and debate about diversity. Connecting, inspiring and developing women at all levels - it's a forum for everyone, not just women. 

ITV Embrace - Our BAME colleague network is a place for colleagues from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and anyone who’s interested, to network, share, discuss and celebrate ITV as a diverse and inclusive workplace.

ITV Balance - Our working families network supports, educates and empowers all ITV colleagues (parents, grandparents, carers alike) around the issues we all experience in balancing our career and family life. 

ITV Pride - Established in 2012, ITV Pride is our company-wide network with over 120 Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and straight ally members.

ITV Ambassadors - Launched in 2015, our Ambassador network is now well established, and working at identifying positive changes to make ITV an even better place to work.

 

We believe your wellbeing matters, and we’ve created our ITV Feel Good campaign to offer you support and advice on what a balanced and healthy working lifestyle means. It’s based on four pillars: healthy body, healthy mind, be active, and keep learning. Throughout the year we also run a variety of events for everyone on topics as diverse as ‘Improving your mood’ and ‘Nutritional November’. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, you also have access to completely free and independent support 24/7 via our Employee Assistance Programme.

We’re proud to be members of:

We also work with a variety of diversity partners across our apprentice, early careers and permanent and fixed-term contract recruitment, including Mencap, Scope, Remploy and Creative Access.

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