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Employer Initiatives to Improve Opportunities of Disabled People




Speaker: Amanda Rice, Head of Diversity, BBC

LOCATION: Northampton Suite Room A, City University London, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

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Amanda Rice will speak about the BBC's Diversity Strategy and its approach to disability access and equality. She will talk about the BBC's 'Extend' scheme , which gives disabled people the opportunity of six months work placement with the BBC and the 'ManagAble' scheme, a new scheme offering disabled people the opportunity to work at management level in the BBC for eight months. Amanda's presentation will also cover:  the BBC Access services provision, which provides access assessment and support for staff; BBC Ability, the BBC disabled staff forum; disability in BBC output; partnership work with other broadcasters around disability.

Amanda joined the BBC's corporate Diversity Centre in January 2007.  Appointed as Head of Diversity in November 2009, her brief is to support and advise the BBC Executive to develop and deliver a coherent equalities and diversity strategy in relation to employment, BBC output, audiences and corporate strategy. 

Amanda has worked as an equalities and diversity professional for over ten years.   Directly before joining the BBC she was Head of Equalities for Hackney Council where she developed and directed a corporate equalities strategy, set up diversity governance and scrutiny structures and developed successful community and cross sector area partnerships. Previous to that, she has worked in a number of specialist advisory roles predominantly within the public and voluntary sector. She has also worked as a specialist consultant for a range of clients. Amanda began her career in youth and community development.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.15pmTuesday 8th November 2011

Northampton Suite A University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom