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.