Vacancy ID:
5757
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Human Resources
Vacancy terms:
Full time, part-time (minimum 0.8FTE 30 hours per week) or job share, permanent
Salary details:
Grade 8 £44,706 to £50,296 per annum pro rata
Hours per week:
37.5
18 Jul 2022
About the role

At the University of Leicester we have a strong and well-established commitment to ensuring that principles and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of all that we do. One of our strategic aims is to recognise and value diversity, ensure equality of opportunity and enable all of our staff and students to flourish in an inclusive and respectful working and learning environment.

We are looking for an exceptional EDI professional to join the University’s EDI Team as Head of EDI Charters. You will work closely with the Associate Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and will have responsibility for leading external equality accreditations, managing the University’s work towards achieving and progressing key equality charters and benchmarking activities, including Athena Swan, the Race Equality Charter and Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

An important part of the role will be to analyse and present equality data for key activities such as gender pay gap reporting, equality charter submissions and equality analysis. Working with key stakeholders to provide tailored advice, support and guidance and support schools and departments across the University in implementing effective initiatives and activities.
About you

You will be a self-motivated team member, who will exercise integrity and sensitivity in the fulfilment of the role. With experience of analysing, interpreting and reporting on complex quantitative and qualitative data, you will be able to implement and monitor action or work plans that drive real change. Detailed knowledge of Athena Swan, the Race Equality Charter or similar equality charters is key, alongside other relevant work experience such as project management, report writing and other general administrative procedures.

Though not essential, you may have experience of working within the Higher Education sector, as well as developing and delivering training, briefings and seminars to a wide variety of audiences. You will have a pro-active and flexible approach, using these skills to influence and negotiate appropriately and sensitively with a range of stakeholders.

Additional information

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Angie Pears, Associate Director of EDI on [email protected] 

Interviews are anticipated to take place via Microsoft Teams on Friday 22 July 2022. Candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be informed by 6pm on Monday 18 July 2022.   

The University of Leicester prides itself on the diversity of its student population and on being an inclusive employer. We encourage applications from candidates who represent the diversity of our student population, local communities and wider society. In particular, we welcome applications from minority ethnic candidates, as this is a staff group currently underrepresented in the University.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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