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Equality Officer

Harrow, London, United Kingdom, GBP 35025 - 38040 per year, Permanent


Supporting equality in one of Britain's most diverse boroughs

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

In this role you'll support the council in its externally-focused work to achieve and promote equality, diversity and cohesion. You'll help to develop, deliver and monitor our equality objectives, and provide sound advice to colleagues across the council, including supporting and equipping them to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty in a wide variety of areas. You'll also research equality issues and prepare evidence-based briefings and recommendations to decision-makers on equality issues, as well as providing  support to equality groups and forums, such as our staff networks. You’ll help us maintain our status with the Equality Framework for Local Government and any other relevant awards, and you’ll have the opportunity to help us support new and emerging communities in our borough

The Person

We're looking for someone with a strong knowledge base in equality and diversity policy and practice in the public sector, and an understanding of local government. You'll need experience of helping identify and deliver equality objectives and action plans, and to be able to support colleagues to analyse and assess the equality implications of their work. Interpersonal and communication skills are therefore vital, so you can build good working relationships across the council. You'll also need the skills to analyse, interpret and report on complex equality information, and to be able to manage your own equality projects effectively.

Closing Date: 15 August 2018 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: TBC

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position. 

Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ and other locations from time to time.


Job Details

Full Time
Harrow, London, United Kingdom
GBP 35025 - 38040 per year