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Career conversations and progression for BME staff

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As part of Our People Promise commitment to be a fair and inclusive place to work, we will be piloting a 6-month  Diverse Talent development programme to develop and retain staff from groups under-represented in the council’s workforce.  Before opening the programme to applications, we are offering this preliminary session to support interested participants and help them decide if the 6-month programme is right for them.

The council’s workforce data shows that our Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) staff are not proportionately represented at grades SO1/2 and above.  This session is aimed to support BME staff at grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 with their personal and professional development, increasing confidence to progress in their career and to overcome barriers in accessing opportunities and gaining promotion.  During the session we will consider how you see your career progressing, what you would like to achieve and complete an action plan to help you do this. 

We will give a full overview of the proposed 6-month programme, due to launch in January 2022 so that you can decide whether you would like to apply.   There is no obligation from attending this preliminary session and you may decide that the session content meets your needs right now, or choose to pursue another of our options to help develop your career. 

The session will be delivered via Zoom by Lesley Aitcheson, Ceruleanblu. Lesley has delivered our successful Anti-Racism training and is looking forward to working with you on this new and exciting offer.
Start Date
Monday 1 November 2021
End Date
Monday 1 November 2021
09:30 - 13:00
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Learning outcomes

  • these sessions are for all interested staff, enabling them to reflect on their current position and where they envisage their future career

  • there is no obligation to join the full programme at this point

  • participants will think about their strengths and talents and consider what the ideal future might look like; identify what needs to change and scoping what support is desirable and a full overview of the Diverse Talent programme

  • participants will learn more about how to access the council’s wider career development offer

Additional information
Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Zoom, online learning session
Event Trainers
Lesley Aitcheson
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5