Thank you very much for taking the time to complete these questions. We expect it will take about 2-3 minutes of your time.

Why answer this questionnaire?

At Free Word, it's really important to us that a diverse range of ideas, opinions and perspectives influence and shape our work. We do all we can to promote equality of opportunity, encourage representation, and eliminate discrimination. 

We're keen to encourage applications from people of colour, people across the gender spectrum and people who self-identify as disabled, who are underrepresented in our sector.

If you feel able to answer the questions below it will really help us to understand how we are doing, and will inform our recruitment processes. Each question has a 'prefer not to say' option. This questionnaire is completely separate from your application: we do not connect the two.

Your privacy and how we will use your answers

We don't ask for your name when completing this questionnaire and we have switched on all anonymity settings in Survey Monkey. 

The information you provide will stay confidential and be stored securely with access limited to staff with HR or recruitment responsibilities. It will only be used for the purpose of monitoring the effectiveness of our approach to equality and diversity in the workplace. Forms will only be kept for a limited time but aggregated data will be retained and analysed. 
 
For more information please read our Applicant Privacy Policy in the Vacancies section on our website 
and Survey Monkey's Privacy Policy linked at the bottom of this survey. 

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* 1. What's the job title of the role you are applying for?

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* 2. Had you heard of Free Word before seeing this job advertised?

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* 3. How did you find out about this role?

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* 4. Which of the following best describes your gender identity?

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* 6. What's your date of birth? Leave blank if you prefer not to say

The age groupings we are interested in tracking are different from the groupings our core funders ask us to report, so we ask for your date of birth to be able to group ages for these different purposes

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* 7. Which of these best describes your sexual orientation?

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* 8. Do you identify as a D/deaf or disabled person, or as having a long term health condition?

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* 9. Which of the following best describes the occupation of the main income provider in your home when you were about 14 years old?

We are interested in developing our understanding of the social class origins of those interested in working with us. There is much discussion at the moment about how the arts sector can begin to build a picture of this. From the guidance currently available, we believe this question is a good starting point. It is based on the National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification (NS-SEC) as adapted by the Panic! project

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* 10. Do you have caring responsibilities, for children or adults?

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* 11. Do you have any feedback, positive or negative, on the questions we've asked?

That's it. Thank you very much for your time.

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