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Creative & Cultural Skills: A Best Practice Guide to Recruitment 2

Date 01 September 2022
Time 10am - 1pm
Venue Zoom
Organiser Creative & Cultural Skills


About the Event

'The session usefully removes the naval gazing of many unconscious bias training and instead goes straight to practical and legally sound approaches to change and to committing to diversity and inclusion through actual organisational behaviour' Previous training event attendee

Creative & Cultural Skills want to help employers introduce changes by shifting the way we approach recruitment and how we might use different entry routes to help us open our doors to a much wider pool of talent, and in doing so support social mobility.

This session is focused on helping employers understand recruiting for potential and works to cover:

  • The difference between diversity and inclusion
  • The definition of different work-based entry routes into the sector including Work Experience, Industry Placements, Internships, Apprenticeships, Volunteering and Voluntary Workers
  • The basic legalities associated with each and how understanding the legalities can help improve diversity and inclusion
  • Making a job description more inclusive and understanding the difference between positive action and positive discrimination
  • Introducing a workforce recruitment policy

This session is part of Creative & Cultural Skills series of Fair Access Sector Support training which has been tailored specifically for Scotland’s cultural sector, funded by Creative Scotland. It’s designed for anyone that makes decisions regarding recruitment and is accompanied by a Best Practice Recruitment Guide for Creative Leaders.

Duration: 3 hours (including breaks)

Tickets: This is a free event for employers working in the cultural sector in Scotland. Tickets must be booked through Eventbrite. If you are unable to attend the event, please de-register on Eventbrite or let Creative & Cultural Skills know via email so we can open your space up to another organisation as spaces are limited.

Accessibility: Live captions will be available on the day using Zoom’s automatic live transcription. If you have any specific access requirements, please email

About Creative & Cultural Skills

Creative & Cultural Skills are the UK-wide agency working to create a fair, skilled and accessible cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice. Visit to find out more and follow them on Twitter for the latest news.

This training event has been supported by Creative Scotland and consequently is only available to organisations based in Scotland. Find out more about our Fair Access Sector Support programmes in England and Northern Ireland on our website. Creative & Cultural Skills are currently exploring funding options to make this available Wales.

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