Our Fair Recruitment Advisers help reduce the impact of unconscious bias during recruitment for senior level Professional Services staff (PSS) at Bands 7 and above.
Designed to tackle underrepresentation of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)* candidates, these Advisers play a key role throughout the recruitment process by acting as a member of the selection and interview panel for senior PSS roles.
Our Fair Recruitment Advisers Pocket Guide and Information Pack explain more about the initiative and how it can help remove barriers to BAME interviewees securing a role at our School.
The Fair Recruitment Advisers are all employee volunteers who identify as being from a BAME* background. To be an Adviser, you must be at Band 5 or above and available to join interview panels for Senior Professional Services Staff recruitment (Band 7 and above).
All Advisers receive specific training and support from HR, as well as a network of their peers.
If you’re interested in becoming a Fair Recruitment Adviser, this form will help you get started .
For hiring managers and panellists, our Fair Recruitment Adviser Information pack contains detailed information and should read this before beginning recruitment and selection. Training sessions are available in our training portal.
You may also want to learn more about Anonymised Applications, which is another way we’re working to reduce the impact of unconscious bias in recruitment. Both of these initiatives are part of our ongoing work to advance race equity at LSE through our Race Equity Framework.
*A note on terminology
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) are umbrella terms used by the UK government and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) to refer to all non-white people. However, we recognise that these terms are problematic, in that they mask differences in lived experience and outcomes for many different ethnic groups. Improving our community’s understanding of these differences will be part of our work on race equity at LSE.