Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Are you an experienced diversity and inclusion professional, looking for the opportunity to lead organisation wide change? Do you want to join a not-for-profit organisation where you will make a huge change and give back? Are you able to work from home but travel twice a week? If so, we would love to hear from you!
This is fantastic opportunity to join a national not-for-profit in a newly created role.
This charity have much to do to realise our ambitions to become more diverse and fully inclusive: they have high levels of commitment but need support to develop and implement our approach. They want to work with pace, but know they need to listen and learn. They are committed to resourcing this work appropriately, but there are strong and differing views about how best to make progress.
This new role, working closely with the executive team and Board of Trustees, will influence across the organisation, leading the work to develop an integrated strategy for diversity and inclusion, both in our internal and external work.
This is an exciting opportunity to make a big impact, in an organisation eager and committed to doing better!
As Head of Diversity and Inclusion you will influence and support a range of colleagues, enabling them to embed diversity and inclusion in all their work. There is a particular focus on the experience of our people, as well as working with teams that lead on our service delivery, brand, policy and research. To be successful you will need to be willing and able to work strategically and tactically, acting as leader and as practitioner, adapting as the circumstances demand. Flexibility and a willingness to get stuck in will be key to success.
- Strategic planning and leadership
- Influencing and delivering through others
- Monitoring and evaluation and embedding a culture of continuous improvement
- Working internally and externally
I am looking for an experienced diversity and inclusion professional eager to embrace the opportunities (and challenges) that come with working at a strategic level.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge and experience:
- Experience of developing and delivering strategic plans for diversity and inclusion
- Excellent knowledge of diversity and inclusion legislation, including emerging good practice and trends in diversity and inclusion work
- An ability to inspire, inform, support and challenge a range of colleagues, enabling them to become leaders for inclusion
- Ability to lead and to build strong relationships, managing complex and sometimes challenging conversations with internal and external stakeholders
- An ability to generate ideas, proposals and initiatives that deliver measurable change
- An ability to collate and interpret complex, sensitive and contentious information from a range of sources and to use this to drive change
- An ability to facilitate and evaluate training and wider development that encourages individual and team learning and increases knowledge and skills in diversity and inclusion
- An understanding of the need to and how to flex approaches to work effectively with both staff and volunteer teams
- Home-working set up, along with accessibility to travel twice a week
Location: Flexible can be based in the UK
Hours: Full-time: 35 hours per week
Salary: £51,000 (Rest of the UK) £54,000 (London)
Travel: Regular presence in Chesterfield and London required plus occasional travel to other offices in Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff.