• Full Time
  • UK

The Planning Inspectorate deals with planning appeals, national infrastructure planning applications, examinations of local plans and other planning-related and specialist casework in England. Our purpose is to make decisions and provide recommendations and advice on a range of land use planning-related issues across England. We do this in a fair, open impartial and timely way. The Planning Inspectorate is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. We have a new opportunity for a passionate and experienced Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) professional to join an established HR Team with an appetite for change, to further develop and expand our ED&I influence across the Planning Inspectorate. As ED&I Officer you will report to the Head of Human Resources, collaborating across the business including our employee networks and Senior Leadership team to provide a joined- up approach to ED&I. You should be confident to challenge the status quo and have the desire to help drive our ambition to become an exemplar of ED&I. At the Planning Inspectorate, we know that strength lies in inclusivity and diversity and we want to embed an ethos that celebrates diversity in all that we do. This means embracing different talents, experiences, and ideas so that every member of our organisation feels valued, supported and respected, and that the Planning Inspectorate is seen as the best place to work. This means giving everyone the opportunity to flourish and realise their potential. Furthermore, it means removing barriers to inclusion so that all voices are heard, listened to and acted upon. Team working and building relationships will be crucial to this. You’ll collaborate at all levels across and beyond the organisation to define and champion our ED&I vision. Facilitation and/or training delivery experience will be fundamental as will dealing with sensitive and complex situations and conversations. This role is not about box-ticking or optics. It’s about effecting real change that will have a lasting impact on our people, our customers and our communities. Essential Criteria Knowledge of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion good practice in a business environment. An understanding of the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty. Experience of giving advice to key stakeholders on ED&I. Strong communication skills. Experience of cultural sensitivities and how they might impact business need. Desirable Criteria Analytical and research skills and ability to apply these skills to provide effective solutions to HR issues. Excellent organisational and project management skills. Experience of dealing with Trade Unions or working in a unionised environment For full details of the role, The Planning Inspectorate, our benefits and to apply, please see our full advert on Civil Service Jobs using the link below.

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