AS PART of the BBC’s ‘diversity drive’, director general Tim Davie has announced that the Corporation is to set targets for the number of members of the working class that it employs, as reported here and here.
The Conservative Woman understands that a committee headed by the Diversity Drive Directorate Director was tasked to implement the strategy. This committee then set up a series of sub-committees involving consultants from several high-profile international consultancies. Their recommendation will lead to the creation of a number of new roles at the Corporation based on their understanding of the British working class. The first is advertised below:
Working Class Diversity Officers (WCDO Grade One)
To increase the quota of BBC employees from the working class
The positions are not open to those with academic qualifications
Preference will be given to those who refused to attend school or who were expelled
Candidates must have had extensive experience of social housing, local authority care homes, young offenders’ institutions etc
Criminal records need not be divulged
A dependence on drugs or alcohol is preferred
The inability to speak in a way that is understood by people from Surrey
Essential Characteristics Required:
A BMI rate in excess of 30
A minimum of four visible piercings
Facial scars resulting from gang warfare
Ownership of an aggressive cross-bred dog
It is unlikely that the successful applicants will need to mix with other BBC staff, but on the rare occasions that they do they will be required to wear hoodies, fake Burberry scarves, Lacoste T-shirts, Adidas track suit bottoms and Nike trainers.
Remunerations and Rewards:
Salary £50,000 rising to £100,000 based on underperformance
£100 Primark Voucher each month
Subscriptions to Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus
Choice of car from:
Ford Focus RS
These positions are ideally suited to those working from home, caravan or prison
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For us, diversity isn’t a strategy; it’s an essential part of who we are.
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