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Our Commitment
to Diversity and Inclusion

DCMS embraces inclusivity, individuality and independent thought – we want people from all backgrounds to be their authentic self and feel valued and supported at work.

Our ambition is to be the most diverse and inclusive department in the UK Government by 2025. We will do this by focusing on three issues – we will:

  • increase ethnicity, disability and gender representation and DCMS’ ranking on social mobility in comparison to other government departments
  • close the ‘inclusion gap’ between majority and minority groups in DCMS such as white and minority ethnic colleagues, cis heterosexual and LGBT⁺ colleagues
  • build our understanding and challenge our biases so that we eradicate racism and embed diversity and inclusion in ourselves, our sectors, suppliers and Public Bodies

What our people say


DCMS has a caring culture. Leaders are approachable, often thanking all employees for their contributions to DCMS and sharing what they love about the work that DCMS is doing. It’s a great organisation to work for.


I recently joined DCMS after graduating from University and the process has been seamless. I have felt very welcomed into the team and the department. It’s an incredibly supportive and inclusive environment to work in.


I recently joined DCMS after several years working in the private sector. There is clearly a diverse, inclusive and collaborative culture here, and a strong focus on staff wellbeing across the department.

Some of the D&I networks at DCMS

Muslim Working Group

To empower DCMS Muslims to connect with their Islamic values within the workplace and bring their whole selves to work

Social Mobility Network

Supports and advocates for staff from lower socio-economic and working class backgrounds and raises awareness of issues faced within the Department.

LGBT+ Network

To support and connect staff across DCMS who are a sexual orientation or gender identity minority – gay, lesbian, bi, asexual, pansexual, trans, agender, non-binary, unsure (or any other identity). We also warmly welcome allies to the Network. 

Gender Equality Network

Works towards promoting gender equality across DCMS and beyond.

Parenting Network

The Parenting Network is a departmental staff-led group of volunteers set up by parents to support those with parenting responsibilities across the department.

Ethnic Diversity Network

A community that supports, celebrates and advocates for ethnic minority staff at DCMS

Rest Less is a digital community, platform and advocate tailored to people in their 50s and above.

They offer a wide range of services, resources, and opportunities tailored to the needs and interests of their 1.2 million members in the UK. They’re also committed to championing age diversity and breaking down ageist stereotypes – both in the workplace and in life in general.

DCMS are proud to be an age diverse employer and a partner of Rest Less. We are committed to doing the work to build a culture where everyone can be the best version of themselves regardless of their situation outside of the work place.

VERCIDA’s versatile hiring products and straightforward recruitment, consultation and training solutions are designed to benefit businesses of all sizes. 

At VERCIDA Group, they have a simple mission: to transform the workplace into a diverse and inclusive environment.

With science and psychology underpinning their approach to inclusive management, they assist their clients worldwide.

By challenging traditional ways of thinking about diversity and inclusion, they prepare businesses for the future of work.

Awards & Accreditations

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Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2023 Winner

The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) is a national, voluntary group with one purpose: to break down the barriers faced by the millions of disabled people who are entering or progressing through the job market.

DCMS is a 2023 winner of the RIDI award.

Disability confident employer

DCMS is proud to be a disability confident employer.

Disability Confident is creating a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

Tope 75 Employer award
Employer index 2022
Social Mobility Foundation

DCMS is proud to be part of the social mobility 2022 employer index.

The Social Mobility Foundation directly supports young people and creates more social mobility and at DCMS, we believe that success should be determined by ability, not where you were born, went to school or the occupation of your parents or guardians.

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