Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Up to £51,147 (£53,794 incl. London Weighting)
The role can be based at home or if you live close to one of our central office hubs (in London & the West Midlands) you can work in an agile way, flexing your time between home and the office.
Joining our People and Organisational Development team, you’ll lead our work to develop and deliver a comprehensive strategic plan that places diversity and inclusion centrally in our thinking, and which enables us to embed a genuinely inclusive culture. Building on powerful insights from our employees, diversity pledge groups and external advisers, you’ll produce and implement a practical, accessible delivery plan covering all aspects of the employee experience, and ensuring all our People processes are fully inclusive. As our ‘go’to’ subject expert on EDI issues, you’ll act as a central point of contact, advice and connection for colleagues across the charity, and will introduce new and innovative thinking or practice which supports our objectives. We’ll also look to you to establish and monitor suitable metrics for this area, ensuring that senior leaders understand both what’s going well, and what can be improved.
There’s plenty of substance to the role, and candidates will need to bring a broad and varied range of skills and experience. As well as a comprehensive knowledge of diversity and inclusion, and how these issues intersect with mental health inequalities, you need to bring a track record of planning and delivering programmes of work that make a difference, and a wide repertoire of change and improvement techniques. This must include experience of working within a purpose-driven or social change-focused organisation, the ability to work in a matrix model, and the skill to communicate and influence with concision and clarity. An entrepreneurial, optimistic approach will be a significant advantage, as will general team and budget management experience.