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Equality and Diversity Officer

Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom, £ £ 19.65-19.65 Hourly Hourly, Permanent


SPR Careers are proud to be working with a public sector client to recruit for an Equality and Diversity Officer based in Solihull. Working Instructions: 30-37 Hours per week - flexible working hours available. Must have technical knowledge of ED&I. A hybrid role but must attend the office once a week where possible. The role: To work with the head of Equality and Diversity and relevant Director(s) in the effective delivery of embedding equality, diversity and inclusion. This will include work on building stronger and cohesive communities, partnership working, consultation and engagement with the community or groups representing the area.Main Responsibilities:

  • To provide informed and timely advice, guidance and information to The Clients senior leaders and managers on equality and diversity trends, data and emerging issues and then translate this information into identifiable actions.
  • Assist in all aspects of embedding Equality and Diversity into directorates that will include providing direct support to Directors, the Head of HR, nominated Directorate Equality and Diversity Leads and Equality Champions.
  • Lead meetings, design and deliver presentations, and produce concise briefings and regular reports on E&D Issues as required at a corporate and/or directorate level.
  • Develop and provide an input into relevant E&D training, learning and development opportunities, facilitation of workshops for managers, staff, elected members, and internal and external partners. This can include the design and delivery of training, information and equality forums or the development of e learning modules or other methods and materials for learning and development.
  • Conduct research and liaise with relevant teams, partners and organisations on demographic trends, best practices and benchmarking on equality and diversity. This can include managing the collection of a range of information and processing, analysing, interpreting and summarising data for use by others.
  • Respond or assist with responses on council enquiries, complaints and compliments from a wide range of people at all levels that will include the general public, elected members, or MP's.
  • Develop or assist in sourcing, procuring and commissioning external providers responsible for developing or providing a range of appropriate services and resources to respond to the needs of the diverse population in Solihull. For example, the interpretation and translation service.
  • To develop or maintain constructive relationships with relevant internal and external bodies on equality, diversity and inclusion matters
  • To develop and manage content for a high quality, regularly updated, corporate equality web page and internal website.
  • The post holder will also be required to undertake additional duties as determined by the Head of Equality and Diversity.
  • Any other appropriate duties as and when required.
Essential Criteria:
  • Relevant degree in related area such as Equality and Diversity, Discrimination Law, Public or Social Policy, Communities etc.
  • OR
  • Able to demonstrate relevant specialist knowledge through extended experience and training on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of interpreting and applying the Equality Act 2010
  • Professional experience gained with a track record of working in a large, complex and fast paced organisation with multiple stakeholders on equality, diversity and inclusion matters
  • Proven experience of analysing and interpreting statistical and management information
  • Experience in staff and community engagement and partnership working
  • Proactive, self-motivated and able to work on own initiative and motivate others.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, particularly to assist in bringing about change through influence, negotiation and collaboration.
  • General knowledge and experience of conducting equality impact assessments and translating to others
Applications: Please apply by submitting your CV to this advertisement.For more information, please contact Megan Paxton at SPR on

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Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom
£ £ 19.65-19.65 Hourly Hourly