• Full Time
  • UK

We are delighted to be partnering with Durham University to appoint a Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead in to their successful team. Durham University 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 Unit works in partnership with academic and professional service colleagues across the University to provide specialist support and advice across the EDI portfolio of work at Durham. Durham University are looking for a talented, self-motivated and innovative EDI professional to join their team in the role of EDI Lead. This is an exciting time to join the team, they have just appointed their first Pro-Vice Chancellor for EDI, 21 of their 24 Departments hold an Athena Swan award, with the rest working towards submitting. Work is ongoing to progress race equality, with Durham signing up to the Race Equality Charter in 2019 and we have just been awarded grant funding to work regionally to improve access and participation for PG Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students. The EDI team works to deliver key events, activities and initiatives across the EDI calendar, and provides specialist support and guidance to academic, professional support and student facing areas. Working collaboratively, both within and outside the University you will develop and implement policies and initiatives to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. You will have excellent knowledge and experience around EDI issues and legislation and have experience in leading EDI initiatives, ideally in a Higher Education setting. Excellent project management skills are vital, along with the ability to coordinate input from a wide range of stakeholders across the organisation, in the delivery of our Gender Equality and Race Equality Action plans. We would be really excited to hear from you if you have experience with the Athena Swan framework. Data analysis and presentation forms a significant part of what we do, so good technical and data presentation skills are a must, along with the ability to synthesize data from a range of sources, draw conclusions and provide a compelling narrative for a range of audiences. You will be an excellent communicator, with well-developed written, verbal and social media skills, and the ability to produce content for a range of channels and audiences. A flexible and proactive approach with the ability to exercise tact and discretion to deal with issues sensitively is key, alongside the aptitude to build excellent working relationships with colleagues. This role attracts a salary of up to 40,927 plus a suite of fabulous benefits including 42 days annual leave (including bank holidays) and an incredibly competitive pension scheme. 35 hours per week based on a hybrid working model involving up to 2 says per week onsite at Durham.

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