• Full Time
  • UK

Head of Diversity and Inclusion 68,000 per annum excellent benefits Full-time, permanent London/hybrid working Who are we? The Royal Academy of Engineering is harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone. With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. The role This is an exciting and high-profile role, working externally across the engineering profession and internally across the organisation. As Head of the Diversity and Inclusion, you will have high levels of autonomy and lead a team of skilled and dedicated diversity professionals. You will shape and influence new and evolving programmes and lead the next iteration of the strategy. You will report to the Director for Engineering and Education, providing strategic oversight and leadership across the whole portfolio of activity. This includes: Our Industry activity supporting the promotion and embedding of inclusive cultures in engineering businesses. These include inclusive engineering leadership programmes, D&I toolkits and resources, inclusive recruitment programmes and more. Education support, including our Higher Education Diversity Impact Programme supporting higher education institutions to support D&I approaches and develop a community of practice to facilitate learning and sharing of ideas across the wider engineering higher education sector. Our diversity and inclusion research programme which provides insightful and rigorous research to identify barriers to achieving our goals and informs actions and recommendations on diversity and inclusion. Our work with professional engineering bodies to embed diversity and inclusion. Our work to embed diversity and inclusion through all Academy external programmes and activities, and working in partnership with internal teams, including supporting our HR team with expert advice, to build and maintain inclusive cultures and embed D&I good practice into Academy operations. Who are we looking for? An experienced diversity and inclusion professional with an innovative mindset, strategic thinking skills and well-honed judgement, to help input into our strategic development and delivery of key Academy diversity and inclusion programmes. As well as having experience working with both internal and external stakeholders and contractors, you will need experience of managing complex, multistakeholder projects and be able to design and implement innovative, impactful diversity and inclusion initiatives. Experience of line management with the ability to provide support and empathy to your direct report(s) while empowering them to maximise their potential is also essential for this role. Experience working with or knowledge of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professional bodies, research funders or higher education departments would be useful as would experience of undertaking or managing the delivery of high-quality impactful research and/or data analysis in diversity and inclusion. Why work for the Royal Academy of Engineering? We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch. Company Benefits The Academy offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including: BUPA cash plan Private medical insurance Regular social activities Independent Financial Advice Generous holiday allowance Non-contributory pension scheme Health and wellbeing programmes Wellbeing days and office wide Christmas leave Significant investment into your personal and professional development. Location Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline of 2 days a week in the office, including our regular team day of Wednesday. If you would like to know more, please download the role profile. Application process We invite candidates to submit a CV and supporting statement highlighting your experience, knowledge and skills set out in the role profile. We are particularly interested to learn about how you have designed and implemented D&I or culture change initiatives, not just within your own organisation, but also working with multiple external stakeholder organisations. We are also keen to hear about methods you use to evaluate the impact of your programmes and activities. Closing date for applications: 5.00pm on 31st October 2022. First round interviews will be held on 4th November 2022. Second round of interviews will be held w/c 14th November 2022.

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