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Sheffield, United Kingdom, £ 52306 - 60983 per year pro rata for part-time,


An exciting opportunity has arisen in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT) in the Organisational Development (OD) Directorate for a Head of EDI who will be the strategic lead in conceptualising, developing and delivering EDI initiatives across the organisation. Working with colleagues, partners and key stakeholders both internally and externally, you’ll be expected to hit the ground running, for an interesting and rewarding role.

EDI is not just about compliance with legislation, it’s about leading change; improvement initiatives; engaging, motivating staff and improving potential of staff; ensuring patients and members of the public are at the center of the services STHFT offer and positively impacting upon the context and culture of the organisation, taking a system-based approach and supporting NHS staff to design and deliver great patient care.

The successful applicant will:

  • Lead on the implementation of the STHFT EDI Strategy (The 6 Point Plan 2019-2022), which promotes monitors and advises on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) legal and mandatory requirements and best practice in relation to staff and patients.
  • Provide senior expertise for EDI matters across the organisation, supporting the Clinical Care Groups and Corporate Directorates to ensure EDI considerations underpin delivery of the Trust’s People Strategy.
  • Advise and provide subject matter expertise for the Trust Executive Group (TEG), Board of Directors, and other leaders across the Trust on all EDI related matters.
  • Ensure that the EDI management and governance frameworks are fit for purpose and effectively support the Trust to meet its legal obligations and annual reporting requirements including, but not limited to, the Equality Act 2010, Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), Equality Delivery System (EDS2), Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and the Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES), as well as inform its EDI objectives.
  • Develop key alliances and positively engage with external agencies, communities and stakeholders to enhance the Trust’s reputation, and ensure that local people are fully involved in helping improve services, with particular reference to addressing perceived health inequalities.

We are looking for an individual who is an experienced strategic leader, a fast learner, with a passion for helping healthcare services to be the best they can be.  If you are someone who through innovation, with tenacity and in partnership has a track record of delivering this important agenda this role might be for you.

For further information about the role, please contact Mina Jesa,
Interim Head of EDI, via email mina.jesa@sth.nhs.uk

Closing date: 18 September 2019

Shortlisting: Completed by COP on 26 September

Invites to assessments to be sent by 27 September

Assessments: 2 October

Interview date: 11 October 2019

Job Details

Full Time
Sheffield, United Kingdom
£ 52306 - 60983 per year, pro rata for part-time