Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser
Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance
Salary: £35,326 to £39,739 per annum
Grade: Grade 7
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 12 Months
Release Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 10 February 2022 (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date: Tuesday 22 February 2022
Do you have a keen interest in equality matters and the desire to make a real difference within the higher education and academic environment? Are you experienced in supporting the delivery of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategies and accompanying actions in a university or large complex organisation?
If so, this is a great opportunity to get involved in bringing about meaningful change at a critical time in our EDI strategy development, building upon our work in this area. You will join a dedicated and diverse team in this maternity cover role, supporting the University in its mission to create a welcoming, inclusive, safe and supportive working and learning environment which enables all students and staff to thrive.
As Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Adviser you will:
support the Head of EDI to engage stakeholders in the development of EDI strategy, action plans and governance structures, track progress and monitor risks;
develop and implement a range of EDI projects, policies and guidance to tackle multiple structural disadvantage;
provide advice and guidance to staff and students on the development of EDI initiatives which complement the University strategy, plan and priorities;
promote and share good EDI practice and learning from internal research and external thought leaders and professional bodies.
To be successful in this role you will have:
experience of implementing equality, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and projects within a complex organisation and supporting the production of policy, guidance and effective communications materials;
excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to quickly build rapport and credibility and to convey complex information in a simple, clear, concise and persuasive manner;
a pro-active, adaptable, co-creation approach to work, with an ability to work collaboratively in an environment of constant change and ambiguity, to deliver work to a high standard and to deadline, managing multiple priorities with minimum supervision.
If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.
The central EDI team is a newly formed group with a focus on staff and student equality matters. The team’s priorities over the next 12 months include co-ordinating a range of institutional-wide activities in furtherance of its anti-racism strategy (and its application to the Race Equality Charter) as well as co-creating an overarching equality, diversity and inclusion strategy that supports meaningful action on the ground in all areas of Kent life.
The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ around 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.
Please see the links below to view the job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact [email protected] quoting ref number CSF-417-22.
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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward
Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.
The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely
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