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When we say ITV is for everyone, we really mean it.

In our offices, and throughout our studios, we love celebrating individuality and we’re committed to creating an organisation where everyone feels included.

Our More than TV strategy is about connecting with millions of people every day, making content people can't get enough of and that reflects and shapes the world we live in. 

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More than TV

On screen diversity is at the heart of our More than TV strategy. So, 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.

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Our colleague networks

Delivering our strategy means building a diverse and creative team that represents everyone, that gives us all the opportunity to thrive, where every one of us can feel valued, and where there are no barriers to us being our authentic and best selves.

Above all, it’s our individual talent that really matters, So, we have clear external diversity targets 

And we’ll meet those targets by delivering on our Diversity Accelerated Plan 

At the heart of our diversity and inclusion strategy are 5 thriving colleague networks that celebrate the diversity of ITV and create a real sense of community.

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ITV Able

The ITV Able Network is focused on disability and aims to: 

  • EDUCATE: Raise awareness and understanding of disability and promote the support available for disabled colleagues
  • INFLUENCE: Collaborate and consult with key stakeholders, as well as all colleagues and managers, to normalise disability both on and off screen
  • CONNECT: Connect colleagues across ITV listen to their views and work towards an even more inclusive ITV
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ITV Balance

Launched in 2017, ITV Balance supports, educates and empowers all ITV colleagues around the issues we experience in balancing our career and personal life. It aims to encapsulate the widest possible definition of the family unit, looking at the work related challenges that affect parents, grandparents and carers alike.

The network has 3 main objectives:

  • Space for all colleagues to share stories and experiences
  • To influence and educate appropriate policy across ITV
  • Deliver an engaging programme of events to prompt meaningful discussion within ITV
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ITV Embrace

ITV Embrace is our black, Asian and minority ethnic network, open to anyone who’s interested in networking and discussing what makes ITV a diverse and inclusive workplace. 

The network is focusing on four core areas to advance the career of Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority colleagues at ITV:

  • Development Opportunities for BAME Colleagues 
  • BAME Role Models within ITV
  • Enhancing Cultural Confidence across ITV
  • Strengthening strategic role of ITV Embrace  
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ITV Pride

Established in 2012, ITV Pride is our company-wide network with over 120 Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and ally members. The network's ambition is to make ITV Pride the best LGBT+ network in British media, supporting colleagues and programme makers and always striving to be at the heart of LGBT+ popular culture. We are proud that all ITV policies are LGBT+ inclusive.

ITV Pride produces a monthly podcast – ITV Pridecast – that provides an update on the latest LGBT+ news from across the company.

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ITV Women's Network

The Women’s Network aims to develop, inspire and connect women across ITV, internationally. The Network is steered by champions from across all areas of ITV, who together deliver inspirational events and development workshops for members each quarter, along with numerous Networking opportunities throughout the year.

The Network has also generated substantial & positive changes within the organisation; including the launch of a maternity support programme, which offers advice and support for women approaching and returning from maternity leave. The Women’s network and ITV Balance were at the heart of launching our smart working initiative.

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Applying to ITV with a disability

If you have a disability, we want to make sure you can thrive in our recruitment process, which is why we’re taking a number of steps to ensure your needs are met. 

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