• Full Time
  • UK

When appointing to this role the University must ensure that it meets any applicable immigration requirements, including salary thresholds which are applicable to some visas. The Department and role purpose: Our client recognises that providing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion are vital to their success. With EDI running throughout the University Strategy and their values, they help to create a working, learning and social environment in which individuals can utilise their skills and talents to the full. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team at our client work with colleagues across the organisation to ensure that the principles are embedded in everything they do. Working closely with the pro:NE Project Manager and EDI Lead for Race and Religion, the postholder will provide a high level of administrative support to the delivery and implementation of key EDI policies and initiatives including the Race Equality Charter, and the pro:NE Project, as well as other strands of EDI work. They are looking for someone who is a well organised, collaborative team player with good administrative skills. The role is an excellent opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the area of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Core responsibilities: Provide a responsive and proactive support service for stakeholders; Focus on checking stakeholder requirements to ensure the delivery of excellence with the frontline stakeholder experience. Respond to service users answering and recording standard queries and bookings for activities and/or events. Contribute to the planning of team activities, work and deadlines to ensure the smooth running and timeliness of service. Solve day-to-day routine problems and source background information within the role. Record data and information accurately and provide reports as required to team members and more experienced staff. Role responsibilities: Work with team members to ensure the smooth running of administrative processes of the Pro:NE project, Race Equality Charter delivery and activities such as Committee Shadowing and Mentoring Schemes. Apply standard procedures to process, check and reconcile anomalies within scholarship data and information sets. Compile, record, store and archive data and information to ensure the accuracy and safety of information in line with GDPR requirements following set protocols for the sharing of information with project partners. Liaise with representatives from other service areas, professional organisations and agencies for example Advance HE and project partners at other regional Universities. Use standard office-based IT systems (including Banner and Oracle Financials), tools and equipment to carry out data recording, communications and networking. Update webpages and social media for the Pro:NE project and other key initiatives. Specific role requirements Occasional regional travel and out of hours working may be required to support in person events and meetings. Working Arrangements At our client they recognise that their staff and students are their greatest asset and they want to support the health and wellbeing of all. Hybrid working supports this ethos and provides many benefits to their colleagues, including empowering people, where their role allows, to work in a manner which is more suitable for them, whilst encouraging their commitment to environmental sustainability. Secondment The post is full time / part time, fixed term for a 4 year period and may be offered on an internal secondment basis subject to the agreement of the current line manager. Reward and Benefits To support the delivery of the University’s People Strategy to attract, retain and reward the very best, they offer a fantastic range of rewards and benefits to their staff, including: 27 days annual leave, plus 4 customary days and 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) and the option to purchase additional leave; Automatic enrolment into a pension scheme; Corporate and local discounts; Wellbeing resources and discounted health benefits; Health discounts on sports and activities at Maiden Castle Health and Activity Centre; Recruiting to this post In order to be considered for interview, candidates must evidence each of the essential criteria required for the role in the person specification. In some cases, the recruiting panel may also consider the desirable criteria, so they recommend you evidence all criteria in your application. Please note that some criteria will only be considered at interview stage. Please note: Candidates applying via Redployment are only eligible to apply to a post at the same Grade or one Grade lower. How to apply They prefer to receive applications online. Please note that in submitting your application, our client will be processing your data. They would ask you to consider the relevant University Privacy Statement which provides information on the collation, storing and use of data. What you are required to submit 1. A CV; 2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out in the essential and desirable criteria. Please ensure you provide examples of how you meet each of the criteria. Please ensure that you submit all documentation listed above or your application cannot proceed to the next stage. Contact details For further information regarding this post, please contact; Rachel Archbold, Head of EDI Person specification – skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience required Essential Criteria Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office. Five GCSE’s at least Grade C or level four (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent experience). Evidence of personal development to maintain skills. Relevant administrative experience in a busy office environment.

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