• Full Time
  • UK

We are hiring for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Lead forAnna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The Centre is navigating through significant workforce and workplace change, seeking to embed new ways of working and connecting whilst driving an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture. Following an independent Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) review and the development of the Centre’s first EDI Strategy, this exciting new Senior Management Team role has been established to lead operational development and implementation of strategic objectives and the Centre’s EDI aspirations. Purpose of the role This is an important role in helping the Centre achieve its EDI ambitions. The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Lead will possess subject matter expertise in change and/or programme management of similar agendas. In the first instance, they will work with external consultants and EDI working group co-chairs to develop and begin implementing the EDI Strategy and Action Plan. This critical role will provide in-depth, specialist advice around mainstreaming EDI principles and practice across the Centre. The Lead will be an experienced EDI practitioner with the ability to analyse and disseminate data to inform and influence key decision- making and change. You will be the operational lead responsible for: Mobilising the Centre’s EDI aims and ambitions. Engaging with the Senior Management Team to role model and lead the EDI strategy across the broader organisation. Informing, coordinating and delivering the EDI Strategy and Action Plan across the organisation. Coordinating the tracking and monitoring of the Strategy and Action Plan’s progress Engaging and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the Centre’s EDI commitments and Strategy. Supporting and coordinating EDI communications across the Centre. Duties and responsibilities EDI Strategy and Action Plan: Support and lead the implementation of the EDI Strategy and Action Plan and monitor progress via dashboard/framework to ensure the Centre continues its journey to becoming a more inclusive organisation. Ensure a data driven, measurable and targeted approach to Diversity and Inclusion. Proactively inform and manage the EDI Action Plan, ensuring responsible owners achieve milestones and outcomes, priorities are delivered, and issues are escalated as and when required. Report on EDI Strategy and Action Plan progress to key stakeholders, such as EDI consultants, Trustees, EDI Committee, Executive and senior management teams and all staff, including the EDI Forum and staff working groups and networks. With internal stakeholders, co-develop engagement approaches to inform staff of EDI progress and developments, prompt staff to take responsibility for delivering the strategy, ensure that all staff have the opportunity to have a voice on EDI in the organisation and create points to learn from colleagues’ experiences. Work closely with the EDI Committee/Head of HR/Consultants/Executive team/Comms team in continual iteration and improvement of the EDI Strategy to increase inclusion throughout the Centre. Personally lead and develop interventions and outcomes for specific EDI Strategy objectives as ascribed. Support the Chair of the EDI Committee in the running and development of the Committee. Workforce: Collaborate and work with the Head of HR and the HR team to: Ensure D&I is embedded across all areas of the staff and volunteer experience. Review and monitor diversity data to track diversity and inclusion performance across the Centre. Lead the development and coordination of EDI leads, champions and/or influencers forum across the Centre to support the delivery of engagement events and change. Lead on the co-development and maintenance of a calendar of engagement activities and events. Support the further development of staff working groups and networks, both informal and formal, and ensure they are adhering to relevant policy, supported and interconnected, with new groups encouraged to evolve as desired.. Policy and legislation: Engage with relevant and emerging EDI policy, legislation and guidance, movements, trends, best practice reports and exemplars, connecting the Centre with the latest thinking and good practice around EDI. Internal and external comms: Work with the Comms team to build the Centre’s reputation regarding EDI and address issues highlighted in the independent EDI review and feedback from staff. Prepare EDI briefings for internal and external stakeholders on key issues and/or developments as appropriate. Update the Communications team on all EDI matters and progress to ensure these can be communicated throughout the Centre. Maintain regular communications with staff regarding EDI performance and activities. This is not an exhaustive list of tasks; you will be asked to undertake any other ad hoc tasks commensurate with the scope and purpose of this role. Person Specification Knowledge and experience: Proven experience of leading change projects. Proven experience of utilising a range of methods to track key project indicators and milestones. Demonstrable experience of working independently, confidently using initiative and taking the lead. In depth knowledge of EDI legislation, policy, theory and best practice. Skills: Ability to articulate succinctly strategic priorities and convey these clearly and simply to a wide group of colleagues. Highly skilled in building and maintaining relationships, motivating staff, leaders and stakeholders, and working across teams to communicate and achieve project deliverables. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, including reports, plans and communications tailored to diverse audiences. Strong facilitation skills, with the ability to engage a range of participants, both in person and online, with ease, confidence and credibility. Excellent analytical, problem solving and leadership skills

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