19 Jul 2022
Comic Relief have invested £1 billion since 1985 into supporting vulnerable people and communities in the UK and beyond. They are committed to social change and encouraging as many people to engage with their mission as possible. People are at the heart of all their decision-making and finding diverse, innovative, dynamic employees to shape the future of the organisation was a priority.
BAME Recruitment partnered with Comic Relief to support their recruitment of four Trustee positions. Comic Relief sought our expertise in order to lead a truly diverse and inclusive recruitment campaign, to ensure that their Board of Trustees is fully reflective of the population that they represent.
Our goal was to increase applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, particularly candidates from an ethnic minority and female candidates, both groups which lacked representation on their existing Board. Comic Relief had previously struggled to attract such candidates, owing to a number of different reasons which we were able to address and overcome.
Owing to our unique network access to diverse applicant pools, we worked collaboratively with Comic Relief to provide a diverse shortlist of candidates; 68% of the applicants were from a diverse background which encompasses Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ and female representation.