Channel 4 is to advertise all of its future vacancies on a specialist job site run by and for disabled people.

Channel 4 hopes the initiative will attract more applications from disabled people in a bid to further diversify its workforce and help disabled people break into the media industry.

All of C4’s vacancies will be on on Evenbreak, a specialist job board run by and for disabled people.

Other initiatives this year around disability from C4 include the £1m Superhumans Wanted campaign, which offered £1 million worth of commercial airtime to an advertiser prominently featuring disability in its adverts, and Channel 4’s Rio Production Trainee scheme which saw more than 20 disabled trainees and mid-level staff work on its Rio Paralympic content.

Graeme Whippy, Disability Workplace Specialist at Channel 4, said: “Channel 4 took significant steps during the Year of Disability to increase the representation of disabled people on-screen, off-screen in production and in our own back yard. As we move into 2017 it’s critical that we maintain the momentum we built during the Year of Disability and build on its successes – hence the importance of our partnership with Evenbreak to facilitate a pipeline of disabled talent.”

Staff Reporter

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