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Equity & Inclusion Apprentice

Employer
Channel 4
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Salary
£23,170
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Sector
Diversity and Equality
Role
Apprentice
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: Equity & Inclusion Apprentice
Reports to:Equity & Inclusion Lead
Department: Equity & Inclusion
Location: Leeds
Number of roles: 1
Start: January 2025

THE C4 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and a qualification, then an apprenticeship at Channel 4 might be for you.

Our Apprenticeships are full-time, with four days per week spent working in a C4 department and one day per week completing the formal learning parts of the apprenticeship. You'll spend 60% of your working week in your office base and 40% working from home.

The formal training provided will consist of workshops, tutorials, webinars, coaching and in some cases residential boot camps. You can read more about the qualification being offered for this apprenticeship below.

If you'd like some tips on writing your application before you apply, please watch our YouTube video, How to Write an Outstanding Application.

The programme aims to offer opportunities to those currently underrepresented in the TV industry, so we are particularly keen to hear from Deaf and/or disabled people, ethnically diverse people and people from lower socio-economic groups.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
  • You must be 18 years old or over at the time the scheme starts to apply. There is no upper age limit.
  • You'll need to have a Grade C (4) or above in Maths & English GCSE
  • You can't have already completed the qualification being offered or similar at the same or higher level
  • Our apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree. If you have a degree, please visit the Channel 4 Jobs website
CHANNEL 4 BEHAVIOURS

At Channel 4, we have four core behaviours that underpin everything we do. These are outlined below, and we will be assessing candidates on these behaviours throughout the recruitment process.

Include We're Altogether Different so let's give each other a bear hug, team up and trust each other to collaborate arm-in-arm. Don't just listen: listen to understand.

Innovate Don't just rinse and repeat: don't just go through the motions. Challenge positive and embrace change. Experiment & take smart risks.

Grow Question everything and school yourself. Be generous with your knowledge with others and seek feedback from them. Be clear with your objectives.

Get it done Make your time at Channel 4 count. Be a solution-finder, not a finger-pointer. Prioritise, decide and then act - always commercially.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Equity & Inclusion team looks after workforce diversity and inclusion. The Equity & Inclusion team exist to build an inclusive culture at C4, somewhere everyone feels they belong and can be their authentic self. We strive to pioneer and lead the industry when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

The Equity & Inclusion team also work in partnership with the Creative Diversity team, who are focussed on content commissioning. Together, we ensure that Channel 4's people and content represent and authentically portray a wide range of voices, backgrounds and experiences from across the UK.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES
  • Support the Equity & Inclusion team to deliver the Equity & Inclusion Strategy.
  • Act as a champion of equity and inclusion across Channel 4 by helping to create and co-ordinate communications.
  • Carry out research on equity and inclusion barriers and provide support in creating campaigns and events.
  • Build and maintain relationships with our employee networks.
  • Administrative support for the Equity & Inclusion team and the employee network Chairs - including event coordination, liaising with internal and external contacts, document creation and ad-hoc admin tasks.
  • Build relationships with colleagues across different departments within Channel 4 to enable and encourage collaboration.
  • Develop and maintain processes to aid efficiency and strengthen diversity and inclusion within the business.
  • Update and maintain the Equity and Inclusion calendar with key inclusion-related events for the year.
  • In agreement with your manager, take ownership of planning specific projects and initiatives.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

As part of the application process you'll be asked to tell us how you meet the essential criteria listed below. When answering this question think about examples from your experience so far, this doesn't need to be professional experience but could be academic, from volunteering or a part-time job.

We've provided some examples beside the first four criteria of experience that could demonstrate you have these skills. Please note you do not need to use these examples, they are just here for guidance and you should draw from your own personal experiences.
  • Verbal and written communication skills - Verbal - e.g. experience of dealing with customers or working as part of a team. Communication - e.g. writing emails, completing an application form or essay, or if you have a hobby that involves creative writing.
  • Attention to detail - e.g. Cashing up on tills or proofreading coursework.
  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks - e.g. Planning events whether personal or for professional purposes, as well as managing work life balance, for example working whilst doing coursework/exams.
  • An understanding of and a passion for Channel 4's remit
  • Confirm you have Maths & English GCSE Grade C (4) or above
  • A keen interest in working with people and creating working environments where individuals thrive.
  • A basic understanding of accessibility, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to deal with confidential information and approach situations with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • A 'can do' attitude with a problem-solving approach.
QUALIFICATION OFFERED WITH THIS APPRENTICESHIP

Business Administrator Level 3

LENGTH OF APPRENTICESHIP

15 months

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATION FORMATS

We are committed to making the application process accessible. If you would like to discuss suggestions for alternative formats, or have any questions about the recruitment process in general, please contact us at apprenticeships@channel4.co.uk

Take a look at our access page for more information, which you'll find by clicking here. You can also watch our YouTube video, Demystifying Interview and Workplace adjustments.

RELOCATION

If you need to relocate in order to take up this opportunity, we can offer you support towards the financial costs of moving. This includes a contribution towards your deposit and first months' rent, plus visits to your new city to look for accommodation.

Salary£23,170Application questions to complete
Please remember to complete the additional application questions by uploading a Word or PDF attachment. These questions really help us get to know you better and we won't be able to consider your application without them.
  • Referring to the essential criteria listed on the job description, (which are all skills and experiences we deem important to thrive as a C4 apprentice), please use examples to demonstrate how you meet these (feel free to draw on academic, personal and professional experiences). (500 words max)
  • Can you share with us what representation and inclusion mean to you personally, and why you think they're important? (300 words max)
  • Please share a list of your current qualifications, including those you expect to obtain before the January 2025 start of this apprenticeship. We require this information to ensure your eligibility for the apprenticeship you are applying for.
  • What have you done to create an environment where other people can thrive? (300 words max)
  • When have you solved a tricky problem to help someone else out? (300 words max)
  • Sum yourself up in a tweet (280 characters)

  • BenefitsThere are a million reasons why it's great to work at Channel 4, here are just a few of the perks for you;

    •Private medical insurance with NO EXCESS
    •Free Virtual GP access for employees
    •Free Female Health hormone test each year
    •Free Tastecard membership
    •Financial guidance 1-2-1's available each quarter
    •Free OnHand (as featured on Dragon's Den) volunteering membership
    •Discounted Gym memberships
    •Pension
    •Life Assurance
    •Income Protection
    •Holiday Buy/SellApplications Close Date22 Apr 2024Equal OpportunitiesChannel 4's purpose is to create change through entertainment; by representing unheard voices, challenging with purpose and delivering content which reflects the diversity of different communities across the UK.

    We are only able to deliver on this remit by having a workforce rich in diversity of thought, background and lived experience. As an employer we encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on disability, age, gender reassignment, gender expression, criminal history, length of time spent unemployed, marriage or civil partnership status, national origin, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

    Disability Confident Scheme:
    Channel 4 is a member of the Business Disability Forum (BDF) and has also maintained the highest level of the Department of Work and Pension's Disability Confident scheme - Level 3: Leader. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, we aim to offer an interview to all candidates who have a neurodiverse condition, impairment or long-term condition and who meet the essential criteria for an advertised job. If you wish your application to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme, please select yes when completing the application questions. For more information, please visit the Disability Confident Campaign website.

    For our roles and schemes that receive a high volume of applications it may not be possible to provide an interview to all applicants who meet the essential criteria and in this situation we can only select applications that best meet the skills needed for the role.

    Care Leaver Friendly Employer:
    Channel 4 is a Care Leaver Friendly Employer. By signing the Care Leaver Friendly Employer Charter and adopting its principles, we are supporting an immensely talented yet often under-served and under-represented community of young people/ adults. We commit to offering an interview (and constructive feedback) to applicants who identify as care experienced and meet the essential criteria for the role as outlined on the job description. Applicants should indicate if they wish to apply under our Care Leaver Scheme by selecting the option on the application form.

    Workplace Adjustments:
    We are committed to providing disabled applicants a level playing field when applying for a job and support whilst employed to perform to the best of their ability and develop their careers. If you have a neurodiverse condition, impairment or long-term condition and require any adjustments, additional support or alternative arrangements during the recruitment and wish to discuss this confidentially, please let us know via the following e-mail recruitment@channel4.co.uk

    Company

    Channel 4 exists to create change through entertainment. Publicly owned yet commercially funded, Channel 4 generates significant and sustainable cultural, economic, and social impact across the UK – at no cost to the taxpayer.

    Our public service remit

    Since 1982, Channel 4 has existed  to stimulate debate; to champion alternative points of view; and to inspire change in people’s lives. We work with independent production companies around the UK creating a space to represent unheard voices. We're defined by our unique public service remit and strive to create innovative programming and content that reflects the UK’s richly diverse cultural landscape.

    Working at Channel 4

    The principle of equity at Channel is all about giving everyone a fair shot at success. No matter who you are or where you come from, everyone deserves the same opportunities  to achieve their career aspirations. Equity is an important value because it helps us create a society where everyone can be happy and successful. To make this happen, we need to work together to break down barriers and create a level playing field for all. With everyone pitching in, we can create a brighter, more equitable future for everyone!

    Disability Confident Scheme:

    Channel 4 are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and we are committed to achieving equality and inclusion for anyone applying to our roles. All candidates have the opportunity to apply under the Disability Confident scheme when submitting an application..  Candidates will need to meet the essential skills and experience outlines on the job description to be invited for an interview.

    We want to ensure all candidates are comfortable and able to perform  at their best when they interview, and we do provide adjustments thoughout the recruitment process.  The Talent team  are available for candidates who  have any questions or wish to discuss support confidentially  at recruitment@channel4.co.uk  

    Workplace Adjustments

    As an employee, feeling comfortable and supported in the workplace is key. Sometimes, we all need a little flexibility to perform our roles effectively. This could be as simple as adding features to the workspace or adjusting our schedules to fit in important personal commitments like medical appointments. We are open to discussing and implementing these adjustments to create a positive and inclusive work environment for everyone.

    Our Employee Networks

    The Channel 4 Equity & Inclusion team  support Channel 4's employee networks. These are safe spaces where our workforce can find a sense of community and allyship. Each one is run voluntarily by a number of employees who manage the network. 

    Our employee networks are called 4Pride, 4Women, 4Shed, 4Purple, 4Mind, 4Earth, The Collective.

    Company info
    Telephone
    07730 008 393
    Location
    124 Horseferry Road
    Westminster
    London
    London
    SW1P 2TX
    GB

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