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Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


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Department: Human Resources

Accountable to: HR Director

Criminal Record Check: Basic DBS

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

What is the role?

We are looking for an experienced Diversity & Inclusion specialist to join our HR team on a permanent basis working 3 days per week. Your main base will be St Mary's Stadium in Southampton City Centre, but we do offer flexible working arrangements which can include some home working. The role work closely with the internal Equality teams and will chair our external Inclusion Advisory Group.

Responsibilities include delivering and embedding inclusive and positive cultural change across the Group, with a demonstrable impact on the Group's strategies, events, training, external relationships and policies. You will also support staff members at all levels to lead inclusively and continually enhance equality and diversity within the Club.

What are we looking for?

To excel in this role, you will be passionate about bringing positive and innovative change to the Club. You will have great interpersonal skills, be confident in building relationships and enjoy being a team player whilst also being a self-driven individual. The ideal candidate will be able to clearly and effectively communicate their expertise to all stakeholders including Board Members. Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

The competencies which are required include:

Essential Experience:


An established expert in Diversity and Inclusion


Experience influencing at all levels of an organisation including Board Directors


Practical experience of delivering D&I activity and embedding inclusive practice into organisations


Experience working in a matrix organisation and balancing multiple stakeholder requirements


Strong relationship builder both inside and outside of organisations

Desirable Experience:


Knowledge of HR (generalist or key discipline) practices and procedures would be desirable


Experience within the sports industry or a reputable brand


Project Management experience

Desirable Qualifications (including certifications):


Educated to Degree Level.


CIPD Level 5 and above

What do you get in return?

If you are successful you can look forward to a healthy benefits package, which includes access to free match tickets, 27 days holiday and an incentivised private medical insurance team.

The closing date for applications is 4th July 2021.

*We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if a high volume of applicants are received

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Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual