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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner

Not Specified, United Kingdom, £ £ 50000.00-56000.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


We have an exciting opportunity for a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner (DE&I) here at City & Guilds! Reporting into our Head of DE&I, you will contribute to strengthening DE&I as our core, adopting a creative and holistic approach.

You will contribute to the building and maintenance of the DE&I strategic goals to ensure all work is led by this strategy and is embedded in all our work. You will be expected to map and track all current DE&I activity, its value, implications, and impact on our measures.

Ultimately you will ensure DE&I is embedded in the design of our people propositions, products, services, and processes to ensure visibility of all initiatives and align to work underway and how we measure impact on our people, customers and learners.

You will be working on a hybrid basis with a mix of home and office. You will be happy to travel to our London office with occasional travel to our regional offices.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthen and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.

About the role

As Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner, you will partner with key internal stakeholders across the business to align and embed, working in a coordinated and matrix way to deliver against our DE&I objectives. You will need to be aware and respond to the needs of these stakeholders, making sense of the implications of change in the DE&I environment by using research and best practice to enable colleagues to manage implications for more effective implementation of DE&I in their work.

Our successful candidate will ensure that City & Guilds builds an external reputation for DE&I excellence in our priority areas, analysing internal and external data and research to create insights to inform continuous improvement.

Working with the People team, Learning & Development, Foundation and the Communications team, you will develop training and resources to drive engagement that supports resourcing and people development, so we can attract, retain, and progress employees.

You will provide coaching on matters including leadership development, workforce planning, employee engagement, performance management and career development, alongside manage and oversea the work of our employee resource groups.

You will lead on opportunities to promote our brand externally through completion of external accreditations, benchmarks, awards and sponsorships in partnership with member organisations.

As DE&I Partner, you will be the subject matter expert on equality legislation, policy, best practice being alert to evolving trends in DE&I to deliver meaningful insight and recommendations based on often complex and confidential data.

Your work will span the whole organisation, UK and International with both an internal and external focus to continually increase equity for all and create value.

About you

You will have 5 plus years strong DE&I experience, with an understanding of strategies, concepts and practices with an understanding of the issues, barriers and benefits related to DE&I.

Our successful candidate will have experience of successfully managing and delivering DE&I related change initiatives and programmes that have had measurable impact.

As DE&I Partner, you will need to have an exceptional knowledge of DE&I in a HR function and an understanding of issues, best practice and legislation and key trends in industry.

You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience of presenting, facilitating and engaging audiences in dialogue at all levels to gain commitment to the inclusion agenda alongside having the ability to write engaging and informative content.

Strong stakeholder skills are a must, you will need to navigate a new team and build cross functional relationships across the organisation in a matrixed environment to influence change.

You will have extensive experience in managing a variety of projects simultaneously and meeting competing deadlines.

Whilst not mandatory, it would be beneficial if you have gained experience in coaching and mentoring others to build knowledge, capability, and change mindsets related to DE&I.

It would be a bonus if you have previous experience of working within the Education and skills sector.

Job Details

Full Time
Not Specified, United Kingdom
£ £ 50000.00-56000.00 Annual Annual