• Full Time
  • UK

Contract Type: Permanent Location: Home based (UK-Wide) Salary: 60,404 – 67,869 per annum (depending on skills and experience) London allowance of 3,600 (if applicable) Working Hours: 35 per week Closing Date: 11 December 2022 Interview Date: TBC (Via Microsoft Teams Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59 on the closing date. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. About Alzheimer’s Society Who we are Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. What we want We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality. What we do We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis. No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future. How we do it We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia. About the role We believe everyone should be able to make a full contribution to society in a world which celebrates diversity and values inclusion. We all have the right to be the person we are, to live without fear or prejudice regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, faith and belief, or a disability, like dementia.  To drive this inclusion, we want to be a place where everyone feels confident in engaging and involving the widest range of perspectives, ideas, and opinions to make an even bigger impact for people affected by dementia. To support this we’re investing in our inclusion work and are looking for an exceptional Head of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) who’s an expert in their field and has a proven ability to work as a truly collaborative leader. Reporting into the Associate Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, this role will be responsible for the delivery of our EDI strategy and plans that deliver outstanding results, contributing to our corporate strategy of Help and Hope, building an organisation that’s great work with, support, and be supported by. The Head of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will lead the delivery of plans and initiatives to implement our organisation-wide vision and strategy to become an inclusive organisation. Influencing and engaging a variety of audiences from senior stakeholders, to secure their partnership in delivering plans, to our incredible frontline employees and volunteers, this roles efforts all with an focus on improving the lives for more people affected by dementia. About you We believe we can best achieve our aims by looking at inclusion in the widest sense – where new and different voices are being heard and responded to with a desire to speak up and out to make us a better place to work, support and be supported by. To help get us there you will have proven experience of leading and developing EDI strategies, plans and initiatives that have delivered tangible value and increased inclusion and belonging. You’ll be able to demonstrable experience of combining specialist leadership and influencing but also practical hands-on skills, able to develop and implement plans and support teams integrating them. Naturally working with others is central to this role, you’ll bring experience of exceptional collaboration, influencing, and partnering with senior stakeholders. Your ability to negotiate, prioritise and build and maintain positive relationships through compassionate and constructive feedback and confident decision making will mean we’re able to we’re able to make a lasting change of everyone affected by dementia. We’re a national charity providing dementia support to a community that’s ethnically diverse, but we don’t reflect this in our senior leadership. This needs to change. We need to ensure the voices around our table better reflect and understand the community we exist to serve. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from ethnically diverse communities who are traditionally underrepresented in the charity sector leadership roles. Job application guidance This is a homeworking role, but you will be required to travel to attend some meetings and team-days, so you must reside in the UK and have the correct right to work documents to work in the UK.  Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.  Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. Please note : Some of our roles may require a criminal records check.  Recruitment agencies – please note we are not accepting any speculative CVs and communications from external recruiters.  REF-201 471

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