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Equality and Diversity Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, £ 29650 per year, Permanent


Outline of job role and purpose:

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is committed to promoting, progressing and mainstreaming equality and diversity within both the SCTS and the wider Scottish Justice System. You will help to deliver these important objectives, working with senior operational and policy colleagues within SCTS, Justice Partners and the Third Sector.


Outline of candidate profile:

As a member of the Operations Delivery Business Unit, based in Edinburgh, you will be a key adviser on matters of equality particularly in relation to supporting the diverse needs of our service users and stakeholders. You will draft Mainstreaming Equality Reports and progress reports on delivery of SCTS Equality Outcomes and Actions set out in the SCTS BSL Plan 2018-24.

You will provide advice on equality issues and legislation to staff throughout the organisation, Justice Partners, Third Sector organisations and members of the public. You will work closely with Human Resources colleagues who have responsibility for meeting the equality agenda in relation to staff. You will be a member of the SCTS Equality Advisory Group and the SCTS Equality Steering Group.


Minimum qualification requirements and/or experience required for the post:

You will have knowledge of equality legislation and how this impacts on public sector organisations and their requirements; have experience in delivering equality and diversity initiatives; and be skilled at developing effective working relationships.


What is in it for you?:

Opportunities to use your skills to support and influence the equality and diversity agenda in a dynamic and forward thinking organisation that operates with its values at the very heart of everything it does; and the chance to increase your network and contacts across the Civil Service, learning new skills that will provide a sound platform for your own career progression.

In return we offer an interesting work environment, flexible working arrangements, various policies aimed at helping you balance the needs of your work and home life, exclusive offers and discounts, access to funding for further education, vocational qualifications, 25 days holiday entitlement, 11.5 days Public and Privilege holidays and a civil service pension. There may be opportunities for career progression.

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding opportunity, you may apply online at http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/recruitment. If you have any questions about the post please email ERitchie@scotcourts.gov.uk by 3 March 2020, putting “EDM vacancy” in the subject line.


The closing date for the post is 6 March 2020 Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18 March 2020

By virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusion and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended), the protections of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) are disapplied to this appointment in the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. This permits us to ask applicants to disclose details of all unspent convictions, unspent cautions (from England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and spent convictions for an offence listed in Schedule A1 of the 2013 Order but only if: 15 years have not elapsed since the date of your conviction if you were aged 18 or over on that date; or 7 years and 6 months have not elapsed since the date of your conviction if you were under 18 on that date. Any spent conviction that is a ‘protected conviction’ does not require to be disclosed. Individuals without existing security clearance will require a standard level Disclosure check completed before employment can commence. Further information on the different types of convictions that should be disclosed in this application form and which are included in a Standard Disclosure can be found at https://www.mygov.scot/standard-disclosure/.


Equality and Diversity in the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

The SCTS is developing a culture where equality and diversity are firmly established in the way we work. We are committed to the principle of appointment on merit and believe a diverse workforce, appointed on merit through a fair and transparent process, greatly enhances effectiveness and performance by better reflecting the aspirations, experiences and needs of the people we serve. The SCTS promote and support efforts to get the best candidates drawn from a strong and diverse field. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued for who they are regardless of their protected characteristics.

Job Details

Full Time
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£ 29650 per year