• Full Time
  • UK

Our newly created Programme Manager Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) will work with our Head of EDI to deliver and implement our current EDI action plan and any subsequent plans. There are multiple work streams within the programme and the role will be responsible for supporting the coordination of these, ensuring deliverables are being implemented to a high standard within time, cost and risk constraints. They will also support colleagues across the council with delivery, such as the initiatives being led by our workforce EDI team to improve all our employees’ experience for working for the council. Responsibilities Working with key stakeholders, the Programme Manager will develop and employ optimum strategies, systems and processes to ensure that our EDI action plan is delivered on time, making the best use of the resources and people available across the organisation. They will also support our EDI Change Group, the council’s corporate steering group, reporting progress, risks and escalating any issues to the Group where necessary. About You Whilst we are looking for a project management professional who is organised, analytical, has excellent communication and time management skills, we are also looking for someone who is passionate about EDI and is willing to challenge the status quo. Please find attached to this advert a job profile that outlines the role responsibilities in more detail along with the person specification. Surrey County Council strives to be diverse and inclusive and a place where we can bring our full self to work whilst being representative of our 1.2 million residents.  We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and/or those who have lived experience. For more information on our EDI commitment and objectives please find more information here. Benefits From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff. Flexible working This role is open to remote working meaning you aren’t required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less worried/concerned about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. Equally, we care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of the wellbeing of our staff and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you. The application and assessment process The application process will involve you answering five questions which will allow you to evidence your experience, skills and suitability for the role. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to forward their CV and attend a two-stage assessment comprising of an interview and a presentation to our Employee Reference Groups. We currently have LGBTQ , Disabled, Minority Ethnic Group for All (MEGA), Deaf/British Sign Language, Early Careers, Womens and Parents Groups run by staff. We are committed to ensuring the application process is inclusive and therefore if you require reasonable adjustments with the above please get in touch, we would love to hear from you. There is an opportunity to list any adjustments in the application form. Contact details To arrange an informal discussion or should you have any questions with regards to this opportunity please contact Nicola Kilvington (Director – Corporate Strategy & Policy) .uk

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