Recruitment procedures

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This page relates to staff recruitment procedures other than recruitment of the CEO which is handled separately by the board.

Wikimedia UK – Recruitment Procedures

The application form for a job opening at Wikimedia UK.

Wikimedia UK is committed to open, transparent and fair employment procedures and this extends to our recruitment practices. All positions are advertised on public websites and through Job Centre Plus as well as specialist recruitment websites or publications as determined by the Chief Executive, Applications are through a common application form or by CV and covering letter where appropriate (for example for shorter term posts). A separate Equal Opportunities monitoring form is attached to ensure we are attracting a wide and representative field of candidates. These forms are not included in any shortlisting processes. A declaration of interests statement is insisted upon to identify any links to staff or trustees of Wikimedia UK.

Interviews consist of identical questions for each candidate and may also include tests or presentations. Candidates are only appointed upon receipt of satisfactory references and all candidates who reach interview stage are offered feedback.

Equal Opportunities

Wikimedia UK strives to be an equal opportunities employer and as part of this monitors its recruitment processes. Below is an amalgamation of seven WMUK hirings.

Is the candidate related to a WMUK employee or trustee?
Yes No Did not answer
0 259 23
Male Female Did not answer
120 166 23
No Yes Did not answer
221 14 21
Ethnic Background
Background Number
White/British 124
White/French 2
White/Irish 5
White/German 1
White/Polish 6
White/Greek 2
White/Italian 3
White/Middle Eastern 1
White/American 6
White/Spanish 6
White/Croatian 1
White/Slovakian 1
White/European 6
White/Lithuanian 1
White/Mixed European 1
White/Mediterranean 1
White/Mexican 1
White/South African 1
White/New Zealander 2
White/Turkish 2
White/French-Irish 2
White/Australian-German 1
White/American-British 1
White/Caucasian 1
White/European-Caucasian 1
White/Latin American 2
White/British Brazilian 2
White/Romanian 1
White/Scottish 1
White/Turkish British 1
White/Welsh 3
White/Other 17
Black/Caribbean 9
Black/African 19
Black/African-Spanish 2
Black/American 2
Black/Anglo-Portuguese 1
Asian/Indian 12
Asian/British-AngloIndian-Portuguese 1
Asian/Pakistani 2
Asian/Bangladeshi 11
Asian/Pakistani-Iranian 1
Asian/Mauritian 1
Asian/Sri Lankan 1
Asian/Thai 1
Asian/British-Afghan 1
Asian/Caucasian 1
Asian/Other 2
Mixed/White & Asian 5
Mixed/White & South American 1
Mixed/White & Black Caribbean 4
Mixed/Other 5
Chinese 7
Indonesian 2
Filipino 2
Lebanese 1
Middle Eastern 1
Maoria and Pakeha 1
No answer 9