Head of EDI

Posted 5 days ago by Michael Page HR
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The Head of EDI will lead the University's ambition to enable a truly inclusive & diverse culture to support the delivery of their 2020-2025 vision. This role will focus on providing first-class thought leadership, creating a clear EDI vision, and leading on the development and implementation of Equality Charter marks such as Athena SWAN and the Race Equality Charter.

Client Details

Our client is a leading University in London


The main duties include:

  • Leading on the development and implementation of a Group EDI strategy and outcome focused action plans to drive the strategy and Corporate Plan
  • Ensure that EDI remains a clear and consistent priority in everything the organisation does, especially in times of change and uncertainty
  • Support the work of EDI steering groups, staff forums and key partner communities
  • To understand and articulate EDI challenges across the University
  • To improve workforce KPIs on protected characteristics at all levels and propose suitable positive action measures to address underrepresentation
  • To work with Recruitment, Organisational Development & HR Business Partner teams to ensure successful EDI outcomes in recruitment, retention, learning opportunities and career development practices.
  • To provide an innovative and credible EDI offer which includes unconscious bias / equality training and development, EDI interventions, opportunities to listen to employee voice, acting on feedback and active engagement and direction on the EDI agenda.
  • To lead in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of major University equality projects, including Charter Mark submissions such as Athena SWAN, Race Charter Mark (REM), Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI), Disability Confident, etc.; and support resulting action plans.


We're looking for a Head of EDI with the following skills & experience:

  • Substantial experience within an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion role within a University/Higher Education setting
  • Tagible experience of delivering on Athena SWAN submissions and action plans
  • Up-to-date knowledge of good practice, relevant legislation and sector practice relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, especially of the issues that can impact on recruitment, retention and career development, with a focus on gender, race, sexuality and disability.
  • Experience of improving workforce equality indicators
  • Experience of project management, report writing, delivering to key objectives and meeting key milestones
  • Strong analytical skills, the ability to identify gaps within organisational data, experience of using data to argue a case and prepare formal reports
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to delivering a high quality and professional service.

Job Offer

6 month interim contract, £400 per day

In scope of IR35 Legislation

Possible permanent opportunity

Remote working

Reference: 40413311

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