Friday, 16 January 2009

Equality for All?

Below is a copied and pasted version of a job advert placed in the Sentinel by Staffordshire Council. (Just to prove I haven't made this up, the link to the actual page is at the bottom of this post).

Wouldn't it be great to see someone place an advert that clearly stated White British need only apply?

Arts and Museum Trainee

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Stafford
Salary: Undisclosed
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Training Course
Reference: 185907-1285571424005

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You've got the drive to succeed and we've got the opportunity to match within our dynamic and changing organisation. Working at the heart of the community, we are dedicated to making a difference to the people of Staffordshire through the delivery of customer-focused services that enhance the quality of life for all.

Arts and Museum Trainee
£5,500 training allowance * Shugborough nr Stafford and Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford * POSITIVE ACTION TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME * 24 WEEK WORK PLACEMENT WITH BURSARY

People from ethnic minorities are under represented in the museum and gallery workforce. Renaissance West Midlands, part of the Museum, Libraries and Archive Council's groundbreaking programme to transform England's regional museums, is supporting Diversity in the Workforce by funding 24 week work placements throughout the West Midlands region.

As part of this initiative Staffordshire Arts & Museum Service is offering an opportunity for a candidate from the Black or Minority Ethnic Communities to gain experience of working in a museum as an Arts and Museum Trainee.

Working at the Arts and Museum Service at Shugborough, near Stafford, and the Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford you will be involved in assisting with the management of the collections, the development of exhibitions, the front of house role, audience development, marketing and the promotion of the visual arts.

You should have keen interest and enthusiasm in pursuing a career in the heritage sector, a knowledge and interest of history or related fields, excellent communication skills and a good level of education.
Closing date: 30th January 2009.
Proposed placement start date: March 2009.

If you are from a Black or Minority Ethnic community and would like further information or to apply please visit our website at or request a postal pack by ringing 0845 452 0538 (24 hour answerphone) quoting job reference number CLL1507 Section 37(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976 applies.

These positions are subject to a "disclosure" check under the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974". Further details regarding this check and Staffordshire County Council's employment policy will be found within the application pack.

This Authority/school is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Working towards equality for all



Rayatcov said...

"Working for all".
That is unless you are white English.

Anonymous said...

I think that the indigenous population are being treated with contempt these days.
Or maybe it's just me.

Anonymous said...

its not you millie its just england of today ..sad but true martyn

ANGELN said...

Looks very biased. Why print it in public if it's so discriminating?
(Hardly helping community cohesion, is it!)