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3 DCMS members of staff

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is helping to make Britain the world’s most creative, digital and engaged nation. As a department, we strive to enrich what the UK has to offer and make it an exciting place to live, visit and do business. Our work supports strong and resilient communities and as a result necessitates a workforce that truly represents the diversity of society.

DCMS has had an active profile on VERCIDA since 2018, when the platform first launched. VERCIDA gives you, the jobseeker, all the information needed to make an informed decision about whether an employer is the right fit for you and your specific needs. You can search for jobs using filters that show the work employers are doing internally to promote diversity and inclusion, as well as searching for jobs using the traditional search fields such as location, geography and keyword.

To help VERCIDA find roles that are best suited to you, we ask you to confidentially share information about yourself with us.  Any data we receive is securely stored and never shared with third parties.

‘Did you know that users who have filled in their profile fully are 42 times more likely to get matched with the right employer?’

Every employer advertising a job on VERCIDA has their own company profile which highlights their values and inclusive features such as age, belief, gender equality, and LGBT initiatives. To find out the initiatives and benefits they offer that best suit you, disclosing your interests on VERCIDA is vital. You will then be suggested jobs and content that best suits you from potential employers.

DCMS proudly supports a range of active staff networks and inclusive features which Vercida can help match you to if you fully complete your profile information. For example, the department has an active LGBTQ+ network, which is here to support and connect staff who are in sexual or gender-identity minority, whether you are bi, asexual, trans, agender, unsure or otherwise. It’s also there for allies and anyone else who takes an interest in what goes on in the department in this capacity – anyone is welcome!

'We're here to ensure that LGBT+ colleagues feel safe and secure at work and to tackle challenges which they may face in the workplace. We also run socials and other events such as talks and monthly lunches, as well as a regular newsletter covering everything from upcoming events to the latest queer culture.'

In addition, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Network at DCMS a dvocates on behalf of colleagues with mental health conditions to make sure that they and their managers get the support they need to manage their conditions effectively, and that DCMS policies and practice, e.g. on performance management, sickness absence, don’t discriminate against those with a mental health condition.

To find out more about the great opportunities available at DCMS, as well as the wide range of inclusive features and departmental networks, be sure to declare your information on your VERCIDA profile. Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns on how your data is stored and used to best match you to organisations, please feel free to contact [email protected]

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email [email protected] for more information.

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Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Inclusive features

  • Race & Ethnicity (BAME)
  • Dependency (Parenting & Carers)
  • Social Responsibility (Charity/ Volunteering)
  • Staff Network Group

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