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Equality Charter Project Manager

University of Southampton - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Location: Southampton
Salary: £31,406 to £38,587
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 9th November 2021
Job Ref: 1546321DD

Driving change to make a difference

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic Project Manager to manage and coordinate the successful delivery of our equality charters. The role will ensure the implementation of action plans and an efficient, timely submission for the University to the evaluating bodies.

You will be a member of our newly shaped EDI Team and will work in partnership with members of the EDI Team, Chairs / Sponsors of Charter Self-Assessment Teams (SAT) and specialists from functions across the University to lead the planning and delivery of specified projects. This will include establishing project governance, developing and monitoring action plans, providing regular status reports for stakeholders and ensuring appropriate risk and issue management processes are embedded. A primary focus will be to ensure that required Charter outputs are produced to a high standard and completed at the required time. 

About you

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and manage your own workload. You will be a positive and proactive problem solver and able to manage often-conflicting priorities at the same time. You will be a strong team player, professional, clear thinking under pressure and be dynamic in your approach. You will have a skill level equivalent to achievement of HND, Degree, NVQ4 or basic professional qualification. Proven project management skills to include knowledge and experience of project management techniques and tools. A PRINCE2 Practitioner or traditional project management qualification is desirable but not essential.

What we can offer you

Based at our lively Highfield campus, you will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as our sports complex, Hartley Library and Staff Social Centre.  We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • a total of 44 days leave per year (comprising of annual leave, bank holidays and University Closure days)
  • options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave)
  • a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities
  • access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers, including the cycle to work scheme.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Becky O’Selmo, Equality Programme Manager via email 

We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.   We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.

Interviews will be held week commencing 8th November. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1546321DD on all correspondence. 

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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