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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Support Officer

University of Hertfordshire - Human Resources

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £27,181 pa with potential to progress to £30,487pa by annual increments. UH5
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th February 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: 057555

FTE: 0.4FTE (working 14.8 hours per week)

Salary: UH5 £27,181pa with potential to progress to £30,487pa by annual increments

Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: Bishops Square, Hatfield, Hertfordshire 

Are you passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and want to make a difference? 

We have an exciting opportunity for an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Support Officer to join a new team with an ambitious agenda that is central to the University’s Strategic Plan. 

Main duties and responsibilities

We are looking for someone with the ability to undertake administrative and other support to assist the implementation of our strategies and projects. 

You will work with, and support the EDI team with projects, carrying out research to inform policy and practice, managing the team email and communications, contribute to the co-ordination and delivery of the Universities diversity calendar and events programme and helping to develop guidance and training materials. You will also help update and maintain the teams’ communications and engagement platforms including internal and external web pages and utilising the social media channels. 

Skills and experience needed

It is essential that you have excellent customer service and communication skills, with the ability to deal effectively and professionally with all customer enquiries and information requests through multiple contact methods including face-to-face, telephone, IT systems (e.g., email, SMS, Web) and other formats as appropriate. You will be able to deal with staff at all levels as well as respond to students. You will be a good planner and be organised in coping with a busy workload in a complex organisation.

You will also possess excellent IT and social media skills. You will be able to use spreadsheets and contribute to reports. As part of Human Resources, you will be given training, guidance and support.

We’d like to recruit a team member who can demonstrate an active interest in the EDI field.

Qualifications required

A-Levels or equivalent qualification or proven professional work experience.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Julia Ratcliffe, EDI Charters Manager – j.ratcliffe@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 3 March 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We recognise there is currently an under-representation of male staff within the HR department, therefore we particularly encourage applications from male candidates. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family friendly policies. #GoHerts.

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