Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Birmingham City University - Vice-Chancellor's Office

Location: University House, Birmingham

Understanding diversity and tackling inequality has never been more important. The Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion will lead a small team to develop and communicate a compelling Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy for the University

With experience of working with relevant local and national networks, you will be an excellent communicator who is able to work collaboratively, build effective relationships and influence the achievement of strategic priorities. You will need an awareness of current political and social issues and how to handle challenges and barriers to minimise discrimination, exclusion and bad practice.

You will have experience of implementing equality, diversity and inclusion within an organisation of comparable size and up to date knowledge of legislation on equality and diversity and its implementation in the HE context. You should have evidence of the successful implementation of equalities charter marks and frameworks coupled with project management of large scale projects and change initiatives.

If you are a creative and driven individual with a passion for the vital role of equality, diversity and inclusion in Higher Education, we welcome your application.

As part of your application, please attach your CV & Covering Letter. Candidates are advised to remove personal information from these documents, including name, to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website: http://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/.

Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.   We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at hrlifecycle@bcu.ac.uk or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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