Fair Recruitment Advisers

Advancing Race Equity at LSE

Helping address the representation of BAME staff at higher grades for Professional Services staff

Our Fair Recruitment Advisers can broaden the conversations throughout recruitment – bringing fresh perspective to and considerations to discussions and decisions.
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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.

Who are Advisers?

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.  

Find out more and get involved

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

Training and Development Dates

Below is a summary of upcoming FRA training dates. Please click on the relevant link to book your place. 


Recruitment and Selection Online Workshop

  • 8 July 2022, 9.30am - 1.00pm
  • 11 July 2022, 1.30 - 5.00pm


FRAs: Interviewing Techniques and Assertive Communication Training

  • 29 June 2022, 9.30am - 1.00pm
  • 7 July 2022, 2.00 - 5.30pm


FRAs: E-recruitment Shortlisting at LSE

  • 19 July 2022, 10.00 - 11.00am
  • 4 August 2022, 10.00 - 11.00am


Understanding the FRA role

  • 14 July 2022, 3.00 - 4.00pm
  • 28 July 2022, 3.00 - 4.00pm


If you have any questions, please contact hr.fra@lse.ac.uk

*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.