Diversity campaign set to 'name and shame' top charities

Some of the UK's most well known charities, who it is claimed are “ignoring” the Show The Salary campaign to improve diversity and inclusion in charity recruitment, are set to be publicly named, a social media post from the organisers is suggesting.

The campaign group highlighted earlier this year that just 10 of the UK’s top 50 charities have signed its #ShowTheSalary pledge to end salary secrecy. The group says that failing to show the salary when recruiting is fuelling wage gaps and discrimination.

But a month on just four more top charities have signed up.

Campaign organisers say that a total of 14 top charities have signed up as of March 26, while 32 “are still ignoring all contact from us”, two told the group they “do not need our services, while two are currently discussing the pledge.

“Although they’ve had over 6 months to engage and numerous emails, contact forms and DMs from us, we’re giving those ignoring us a little more time,” said the campaign group.

The group plans to name charities ignoring its messages and keeping a public log “of all those orgs behind the numbers”.

So far more than 250 organisations have signed the campaign’s pledge to 'show the salary' when advertising roles.

This includes charities, recruiters, infrastructure bodies, funders as well as fundraising, creative and digital agencies.

The NCVO, ACEVO, Chartered Institute of Fundraising and the Small Charities Coalition are among sector bodies to sign up.

Charities backing the campaign include Cats Protection, Become, MS Society, Friends of the Earth and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Shortly after launching last year the campaign more than doubled the number of charities backing its messages around tackling salary secrecy.

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