WORKING AT THE BSA
As well as supporting the members in their decision-making and governance functions, the BSA staff carry out the various other functions of the BSA, such as research, communications and engagement with broadcasters, the public and stakeholders.
To find out more, see our "What we do" section.
Statement on Kia Toipoto
Public Service Pay Gaps Action Plan 2021-24
The BSA is committed to being an inclusive workplace: we know we do our best when our team reflects the diverse communities we serve. We support flexible and hybrid working, and follow Public Service Commission guidance on creating fairer workplaces for all.
The BSA is committed to meeting the requirements of Kia Toipoto, the Public Service Pay Gaps Action Plan 2021-24. Kia Toipoto encompasses a comprehensive set of actions to help close gender, Māori, Pacific, ethnic, and other pay gaps in the Public Service.
As part of our actions under Kia Toipoto so far, we have:
- Amended our policies to minimise the risk of bias being a factor in starting salaries
- Undertaken a review of salaries for the same or similar roles against bias-free criteria to ensure bias is not a factor
Our small size (currently nine employees in total) means we do not meet the threshold to produce meaningful gender or ethnic pay gap statistics. Changes in our staffing - even small changes - can impact significantly on our pay gap statistics and make our figures volatile. However, we remain mindful of the effect bias can have on salary decision-making and committed to further implementing the requirements of Kia Toipoto in 2023. We have created our Kia Toipoto Action Plan, including plans and targets to improve gender and ethnic representation in our team, this is available to view here.