Athena SWAN Adviser

University of Kent - Human Resources

Are you an HR professional with experience of the Athena SWAN charter? Do you have an interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI)? Are you passionate about building relationships with a diverse group of people?

Joining the small, professional and supportive EDI team at the University of Kent, you will put to use your HR expertise and strong communication and administrative skills to provide guidance and support for Kent’s five year Athena SWAN programme.

You will take responsibility for co-ordinating and communicating progress against organisational and School level Athena SWAN action plans, using a robust project management approach.

As Athena SWAN Adviser you will:

  • lead on the analysis of the equality environment within schools and the development of action plans;
  • track progress against Athena SWAN applications and action plans;
  • provide advice to School Self-Assessment Teams about how to embed Athena SWAN principles locally.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • up to date knowledge of Equality and Diversity employment legislation and implications for staff;
  • experience of managing, leading or working on projects preferably involving culture change;
  • strong analytical and research skills with the ability to evaluate information and report clear, accurate and convincing findings.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, this position is an ideal opportunity to join a unique environment that offers excellent staff benefits.

Human Resources
The Athena SWAN Charter is a driver for organisational cultural change. The University of Kent is proud to have Athena SWAN Bronze University level accreditation and six School bronze accreditations with additional work underway to undertake Bronze and Silver accreditations across the entire University.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held during week commencing 7 November 2016.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Caren Ward on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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