The University workforce is predominantly white with only 4% of
all staff coming from a Black or Minority Ethnic background (1.3%
of staff have not disclosed their ethnicity). This has
increased from 3% in 2013. In addition, the disclosure rate has
increased with an additional 1% now disclosing their ethnicity.
While job vacancies in academic and senior
administrative and professional grades attract candidates from a
wide geographical area, traditionally ancillary and less senior
administrative staff are recruited from residents of York and the
surrounding area. The small BME population of York and the
surrounding area is one likely cause of the low representation of
BME people amongst University staff.
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