Job Details

Click here to become a registered jobseeker.

Head of Inclusion and Diversity

London, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Interviews are expected to be on Thursday 23rd May 2024.

We are looking for candidates that are passionate about improving inclusion and diversity at the House of Lords. Without our people we cannot deliver the wide range of excellent services needed to support the UK's parliamentary democracy; and we are committed to an inclusive, diverse and professional workforce.

You'll be joining our HR Senior Management Team as the Head of Inclusion and Diversity. The Inclusion and Diversity team lead projects and programmes, support our workplace equality networks, and organise events. This opportunity is hybrid with a mixture of working from home and on the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Parliamentary Estate.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who enjoys being hands on with Inclusion and Diversity, leading the Inclusion and Diversity team and strategic projects to support the Inclusion and Diversity Strategy. If you have a positive, proactive approach, we would love to hear from you.

You'll be responsible for -

  • Delivering the House of Lords Inclusion & Diversity strategy and Pay Gaps Action Plans
  • Leading and developing the I&D team of three, promoting collaborative working and delivering strategic initiatives and effective services
  • Providing of expert advice based on up-to-date knowledge as our understanding of barriers to inclusion and diversity evolves
  • Representing the I&D team, the House of Lords and parliament at events, within external networks and on committees.
  • Provide regular updates and reports, providing clear and understandable data, analysis and narrative.

If this sounds like something you would like to hear more about, please apply below.

What we're looking for

  • Strong knowledge of and demonstrable commitment to continual learning about matters relating to inclusion and diversity.
  • A proven track record of delivering measurable improvements in inclusion and diversity, including defining and meeting specific milestones and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with stakeholders, including senior leaders and colleagues from different backgrounds.
  • Demonstrable experience of communicating clearly orally and in writing, identifying key messages for different audiences and demonstrating strong influencing skills.
  • Proven experience of collaborative working, including challenging appropriately when required and being personally accountable for delivery when needed.
  • A qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent expertise gained through relevant work experience.

The job description provides full details about the role and what we are looking for.

What you'll get in return

  • 30 days annual leave (increasing to 35 after one year's service)
  • Parliamentary health and wellbeing service
  • Discounts from well-known brands and retailers
  • The opportunity to witness history in the making!

The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. It is separate to the Civil Service, although our terms and conditions are "broadly in line". We are also independent from and complement the work of the House of Commons to:

  • Make laws
  • Check and challenge the actions of the government through questions and debates
  • Investigate public policy and provide a forum of independent expertise.

Please complete your online application by 23:55 on Tuesday 14th May 2024. Interviews are expected to be on Thursday 23rd May 2024.

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please contact

The House of Lords Administration is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of their age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender/sex, gender reassignment/trans status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. The Administration will also consider flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. For this role we particularly welcome applications from groups which are currently underrepresented within the team, including applications from ethnic minority candidates and candidates with disabilities.

Job Details

Not Specified
London, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual