Race Champion Job Description
This race champion job description is a basic template to advise leaders on what actions to take when looking to create such a role. It is drawn from work carried out by Business in the Community’s (BITC’s) members working in this area.
The most effective leadership starts at the top. Strong leadership in this area is critical to the success of any diversity and inclusion programme. Commitment from an organisation’s senior leaders is essential at the outset of establishing a race champion role.
Key attributes of a race champion job description
Business in the Community (BITC) working with our Race Equality Leadership Team and UK business leaders has identified four key attributes for anyone who works on race inclusion as a diversity priority.
- The ability to listen.
- The willingness to admit what has worked and what has not.
- to be prepared to allocate time and commitment to the race agenda.
- To be brave and willing to take a stand on key change areas.
Race champion job description – Stage 2
The race champion job description stage 2, also included in this toolkit, offers guidance on how to develop the role and responsibilities of a race champion. It provides information on promoting and keeping race issues on the organisation’s agenda and how to be prepared to challenge traditional values and assumptions.
BITC’s race campaign recommends that race champions have an advisory or working group, committee or network to support them and increase engagement throughout the organisation.
Business in the Community’s work on diversity and inclusion
Business in the Community’s (BITC) is working to ensure all employees feel they belong, have a voice, are valued and are able to be their true selves. We have three diversity and inclusion strands; age, gender equality and race equality.
BITC supports employers to respond effectively to the ageing population and the needs of older workers and to leverage the benefits of effective intergenerational working.
We support organisations to achieve a gender-balanced workforce where employers recruit and progress the best talent, irrespective of gender.
For over 25 years BITC has been campaigning to ensure ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels.
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is part of BITC’s Responsible Business Map
Next step: contact Business in the Community’s Advisory Service Team
Business in the Community (BITC) has years of experience in creating lasting change. We are passionate about increasing levels of diversity and inclusion within organisations of all sectors and sizes. Our advisors understand the challenges you face and will support you to create workplaces where everyone can thrive.
Contact our Advisory Service Team to find out more.
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