Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Salary: Up to £40,506
Full-Time: 35 hours for a 2-year fixed term contract
Location: County Hall, Worcester with some potential for remote working.
We believe that equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is integral to everything we do. As a key part of our new workforce strategy, we have started to implement a new staff led devolved EDI approach and we now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced EDI professional to embed this work and to join our high performing team.
Reporting to the Head of HR, you will be the subject matter expert and lead on the implementation and embedding of our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy with the objective of devolving ownership and accountability through our new EDI governance structure and approach. The successful candidate will be excited by working with others and delivering positive changes that have a meaningful and sustainable impact.
As a trusted source of EDI expertise, you will support, train and develop our Equality Champions and ensure the sustainability of this devolved model once this fixed term contract ends. You will also provide corporate oversight of the Public Sector Equality Duty compliance and embed the transfer of EDI activities to the broader workforce.
You will work proactively with staff at a Directorate level to drive EDI improvements and change across the Directorate to respond positively and promptly to the diverse needs of our staff, the services they deliver and the communities they serve.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about EDI and who will celebrate diversity and encourage equality and inclusivity amongst all of our workforce whilst also embedding inclusion in all of our processes and policies. You will be visible across the Council and seen as the go to person for EDI insight and advice.
In this key role, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and processes including our Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs), public sector equality duty compliance and in particular the three aims within the Equality Act 2010. We’ll look to you to challenge existing practices and to design and implement new and improved ways of working.
With a postgraduate qualification in EDI, HR or another related discipline, you will have substantial experience of developing and implementing new EDI approaches and initiatives, preferably within a public sector environment. This should be backed by expert knowledge of EDI practises and excellent project management skills. Creative, with a forward thinking approach, you’ll also have excellent communication skills and the ability to persuade and influence at all levels.
In return you’ll get access to lots of training and development and the following benefits:
- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (potential to match up to 30 days)
- Career average pension scheme
- Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts
We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home.
Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
We are inclusive – this is important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please call Sabrina Jackson on 01905 844 785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Closing Date: Sunday 10th October. We may close before the deadline if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Proposed Interview Date: Interviews to take place w/c 11th October and w/c 18th October 2021 with successful candidates progressing to a second stage interview.