Workshop: Working with Disabled Talent with thinkBIGGER's Sam Tatlow
Are you looking to better engage with disabled talent? Do you want to be more confident when discussing disability and supporting disabled employees? Are you worried that your office isn't accessible or that your job ads aren't sufficently inclusive?
This thinkBIGGER! workshop will define your obligations under the Equality Act as well as looking at what is currently working well in the industry, making suggestions that you can implement easily and giving you some food for thought about being more inclusive in the future.
The session will also cover
reasonable adjustments and what they mean
using Access to Work to the advantage of your employees
how inclusivity helps the entire team
Time will be allowed for Q and A.
Please note, there will be another opportunity to attend this workshop on 14th September.
Who it's for
This session is aimed at anyone working in television with hiring responsibilities.
Samantha Tatlow is a former production co-ordinator in drama, whose credits include Misfits and Mad Dogs amongst others. She is a Clore Leadership short course fellow who has been working with new and more experienced talent working in television and film at thinkBIGGER! for over 8 years. She manages the training and events for the company and is involved in the pastoral care for all trainees, especially those with disabilities. Sam consults across the industry with companies and organisations who are looking for accessibility audits, advice and expertise.
Sam is a member of BAFTA’s Learning and New Talent Committee and is currently working on the steering group for reviewing BAFTA’s film awards. She is also on the Board of Trustees for Graeae Theatre Company, the UK’s leading disabled-led theatre company.
This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.
It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.
This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.
If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact email@example.com so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.
ScreenSkills develops skills and talent to support the UK's screen industries.