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Premier League Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Standard Panel

Not Specified, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent

Description:

Title: The Premier League Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard for Professional Football Clubs (PLEDIS) - Panel Member.

Location: Various.

Time commitment: As required. Currently between a minimum of five and maximum of fifteen days per year. More meetings may be scheduled as required, however, no guarantee as to any number of days can be given.

Remuneration: Members of the PLEDIS Panel are paid a daily fee (pro-rata as relevant) and are reimbursed any reasonable travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.

Membership Terms of Reference: Please see PLEDIS Panel Terms of Reference .

Tenure: Members are appointed for two years with a review at the end of Season one. Appointments may be extended on an annual basis thereafter, so long as members continue to be independent

Conflict of Interest: Please see PLEDIS Panel Conflict of Interest Policy .

Appointed Panel Members are required to declare any potential conflicts of interest at the time of their appointment and make annual declarations thereafter.

Overview

The Premier League is seeking to appoint members to the PLEDIS Panel. The Panel determines whether the requirements of the relevant level of the Premier League Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Standard for Professional Football Clubs (the Standard) have been met by individual Clubs.

The PLEDIS is an ambitious and progressively challenging, mandatory, evidence-based framework for member Clubs. It drives continuous improvement in equality, diversity and inclusion in order to create meaningful and sustainable change. It covers all areas of a Club's activities, including its role as an employer, its match day operations, its academy, first team, Community Foundation and fans. The framework is set around four key themes:

  1. Leadership and Commitment;
  2. Promoting EDI; Challenging and Preventing Discrimination;
  3. Data, Insight and Delivery;
  4. Learning and Development.

Each Panel Member is expected to have wide experience of equality matters, preferably at a senior, strategic level. Each individual Panel is constituted to ensure it is made up of members with expertise in or highly developed knowledge of:

  • Football, including a broad understanding of the professional football environment;
  • Current equality legislation and practice as it relates to all the protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act;
  • Senior management or leadership, preferably of a significant complex, outward facing organisation.

Who we are

The Premier League is the top tier of England's football pyramid and produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. With our Clubs, we use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world.

We bring people together from all backgrounds and we are a competition for everyone, everywhere - available to watch in 880 million homes in 188 countries.

The Premier League organisation delivers across a range of roles and disciplines, including policy, advocacy and campaigns, football, coach development, community, youth development, safeguarding, broadcast, commercial, communications, digital, finance, legal and marketing.

The role of the Panel

The Panel is independent and objective. Each member should have a thorough understanding of the objectives and scope of the Standard and of their role as a Panel Member.

The Panel is supported in its role by an independent Assessor Consultant team and Secretariat. Observers may attend Panel sessions as required e.g., for training and induction purposes for new Panel Members and Panel Members may invite other observers, such as senior Premier League staff, as required.

Prior to Panel assessment meetings members are required to give in-depth consideration to a Club's assessment documentation 'the Panel Pack'.

Collectively during Panel Club assessment meetings members are required to:

  • Consider a Club's presentation and ask probing questions of Club representatives to check and challenge the progress they are making towards equality;
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in a Club's equality work and make informed recommendations to help them develop further;
  • Make an objective decision in regard to whether the Club has met the requirements of a level of the PLEDIS.

Requirements for Panel membership

Collectively the Panel should have the following combination of skills in order to carry out its overall function:

  • Knowledge of current equality legislation, specifically the Equality Act 2010 and related secondary legislation and guidance;
  • Knowledge of the major contemporary equality, diversity and inclusion priorities facing professional football;
  • Knowledge of professional football's organisational architecture and of the football regulatory framework in England and Wales;
  • Knowledge of wider social inclusion issues;
  • Experience of embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in strategic planning, delivery and assessment of equality objectives in either a football, business, high-level charity or public sector context;
  • The ability to provide practical and relevant examples of good practice with regard to equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • A clear recognition of the role of the Panel in the assessment process;
  • Experience of assessing against standards.

On occasion Panel Members may be asked to Chair a Club's Panel assessment meeting in the Panel Chair's absence.

In addition, Panel Members should have excellent communication skills, and have the ability to offer constructive challenge, including at senior / executive level.

Exclusions to Panel Membership

  • Please refer to the PLEDIS Conflict of Interest Policy for exclusions to Panel membership.

Members will be asked to sign a Premier League Service Agreement and to adhere to the Panel Terms of Reference and the PLEDIS Panel Conflict of Interest Policy.

The Premier League Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Standard document 'Championing equality, diversity and inclusion in the Premier League' can be downloaded here.

The PLEDIS is also available in the following formats: large print, braille and as audio files. Please contact by an email to request alternative formats.

Please apply via the Premier League's careers page with your CV and a covering letter. The closing date for applications is 23 January 2022.

The Premier League is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments are based on merit.

Job Details

1461656858
Part Time
Not Specified, United Kingdom
Permanent
£ £ - Annual Annual