Senior Policy Adviser (Race)

Equality Challenge Unit

Equality Challenge Unit

Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is the recognised body that works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education across all four nations of the UK, and in colleges in Scotland.

For further details about ECU, please visit our website:


ECU is currently seeking to recruit a Senior Policy Adviser (race).

General description of the post

This is an exciting opportunity to provide the strategic and operational lead for ECU’s policy work on race. The role will seek to stimulate and bring about change in sector level thinking on how we address major issues in respect to promoting race equality in Higher education and colleges in Scotland. Key issues will include the BME attainment gap and the underrepresentation of BME staff at senior levels.

ECU welcomes all applicants and particularly men, disabled people and those from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within this job grade at ECU.

Benefits include 27 days holiday pro rata per year plus bank holidays and four additional days, flexi-time and pension scheme.

For informal queries about the role, you are invited to contact Ellen Pugh (Policy programme manager) at


This role is being re-advertised, previous applicants need not apply.

Please download the application form and further details from, request an application pack from or call 020 7438 1010 (24-hour answerphone).

Application forms should be returned by email to: or by post to: HR (recruitment), Equality Challenge Unit, First floor, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP

Applications will be assessed against the requirements for the post as set out in the job description and person specification, which can be downloaded


The deadline for applications for the Senior Policy Adviser role is 19 October at 12 noon. We aim to notify candidates who have been shortlisted by 23 October 2017.

We intend to hold interviews for this role on 31 October 2017.

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