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Head of Equality Diversity and Inclusion (Band 7)

Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent



This position offers a great opportunity for a senior leader who champions equality, diversity and inclusion as central components for safe and compassionate patient care and staff wellbeing.

The role requires a person who is innovative, knowledgeable about Equality and Diversity legislation and personally motivated to lead strands of targeted work. The role will focus upon supporting the transformation of the internal Equality and Diversity portfolio as well as working with local and regional leads support workforce development and the leadership of equality networks.

If you consider yourself to excel in a target driven environment, have experience of working in an Equality and Diversity role, and are passionate about empowering and supporting staff, patients and families this may be the position for you.

Duties and responsibilities

This role leads the Trusts Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda. Whilst the role is situated within the cultural improvement team, it has reach throughout the Trust, working alongside others to ensure that rights, diversity and equality are promoted in regard to both care provision and workforce support. It is a varied and fast paced role, with primary responsibility to raise awareness as well as acting as a credible leader.

The post holder is the Trust lead for interpreting the Equality Act 2010 Act and provides the link between the Trust and the relevant external bodies for equalities, (i.e. the Equalities and Human Rights Commission). The duties will include ensuring staff and the Trust Board understand their collective and individual requirements and provide information and assurance of equality performance related to this Act and other relevant legislation. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring appropriate systems are in place to evidence ongoing compliance with local and national policies as required for Care Quality Commission Standards.

The role will support directorate leaders to contribute to the publication of reports which benchmark our equality performance against other Trust\'s across the UK drawing upon nationally recognised examples of \'best practice\'. The post holder will also provide support to front line staff and line managers in developing local equality objectives and interventions that meet the legislative requirements and meet the needs of the workforce in the Trust.

Essential requirements

This is a high visibility position which requires a person with a high standard of education and experience. It requires a self-motivated person who has experience of working in a lead role concerning equality, diversity and inclusion, with additional experience in people and project management. The role requires a person who has superb influencing skills and is an excellent communicator.

The post holder also must have experience of data analysis and data management in order to produce reports related to the portfolio (e.g. Public Sector Equality Duty Reports and Work Race Equality Standard Reports). The data analysis will need to be conveyed in different ways in order to inform decisions surrounding the portfolio.

The post is full time (37.5 hours per week) and requires flexibility in terms of working hours.

For further details about this role, please contact:

Paula Rylatt - Lead for Improvement and Cultural Development on or Dr Judith Graham - Deputy Director of Organisational Learning and Development on or

Please be aware that if you are successful in your application for this position - Interviews are scheduled to take place 1st February 2019.

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and Care Act 2014.

We are committed to recruiting candidates who share the commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment and periodically during their employment

DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS clearance.

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The Trust is committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community in order to maintain a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.

The first 6 months of employment with the Trust will be a probationary period which may be extended by the Trust for a further 6 months.

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Doncaster, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual