BBC RAISED promotes real action in socio-economic diversity, promoting the interests of under represented audiences and colleagues at the BBC. Established in 2018 following a report into culture and career progression.
Our priorities are to...
Have a strong editorial influence, promoting the creation and broadcast/publication of content and news which reaches underserved socio-economic groups – currently C2, D and E economic groups.
Promote and support the recruitment and career progression of colleagues from underserved socio-economic groups, for example by helping to design recruitment, retention and development programmes including a) providing ‘maps’ about how to get on in the BBC and b) broadening the BBC so it can cope with non-BBC standard ways of thinking and behaving
Work with other BBC departments who are focused on reaching C2 D and E audiences, including Children in Need, BBC InPerson and BBC Young Reporter to promote the interests of underserved audiences editorially and their connection to the BBC
Work with other BBC staff networks, acknowledging that the single most impactive trans-sectional factor is economic. IE the 45% of the population in this economic category has a disproportionately high number of citizens who are BAME or have a disability or have poor mental health.
Work to bring back outreach as a formal mechanism to bring under-represented audiences into contact with the BBC, and vice versa
Our role is to...
Act as a ‘critical friend’ and sounding board for the BBC
Influence policy e.g. the way we advertise jobs and the way we support career development
Inform, engage and raise awareness of issues and activity relating to socio-economic diversity internal and externally
Provide a support system for colleagues
Instil confidence in the BBC externally and internally and to be inspiration to colleagues