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Race Equality Officer

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom, Permanent

Posted: 3 days ago



Responsible to: Chief Executive

Job Title: Race Equality Officer

Hours of Work: Full- Time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £28,000 PA + 4% employers pension contribution

Length of Contract: Fixed Term to 30th September 2024 (likelihood of extension depending on funding).

Office Base: Glasgow (but travel expected throughout Scotland & a level of home working pending Scottish Government COVID restriction guidelines).

Main Objectives of the job

To provide the lead in delivering race equality mainstreaming support to organisations across all sectors.

To deliver race equality training webinars and learning sessions across all sectors.

To help organise and facilitate engagement between public service providers and EM groups / communities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

To promote race equality (and human rights) mainstreaming support programme to organisations across all sectors.

To deliver race equality (and human rights) mainstreaming consultancy support to organisations across all sectors and producing summary reports that record discussion areas and agreed outcomes / actions for implementation..

To support mainstream and private sector organisations in implementing race equality (and human rights) actions following CEMVO consultancy support and track / monitor progress.

To design, organise and deliver high quality race equality (and human rights) training webinars to public and private sector service providers, ensuring that it is pitched at a level where organisations are able to develop good race equality and human rights policies and practices.

To organize and facilitate race equality (and human rights) learning webinars which will aim to stimulate discussion and learning on areas such as EM workforce development, EM data gathering, positive action, effective EM community engagement, etc.

To identify and upload onto CEMVO website, and draft bulletins / publications / newsletters on race equality (and human rights) good policies and practices and disseminate widely so that learning can be shared across all sectors.

To support public and private service providers in engaging with intersectional EM communities as part of implementing their actions or policy and service development consultations or general engagement with civic and public life, with the aim of ensuring EM lived experiences help inform policy and good practice development.

To help develop any improved structures (including engagement agreements, etc) for implementation of the race equality (and human rights) mainstreaming programme and ensure monitoring and evaluation processes are in place to record the meeting of project outcomes.

To develop promotional materials for the race equality and human rights mainstreaming programme where needed.

To draft CEMVO responses to race equality (and human rights) related policy consultations and organize EM engagement where needed for lived experiences to help inform policy development

To lead and work with the Chief Executive in responding to race equality (and human tights) related consultations and attend policy / discussion tables to help advance the race equality agenda in Scotland

To provide quarterly and end of year reports to the Chief Executive when requested

To ensure annual and quarterly work plans are in place so as to meet outputs and outcomes of the mainstreaming support programme

To continually increase own awareness and knowledge of race equality (and human rights) issues, including legislation, policies and practices

To undertake other appropriate duties and tasks that will enhance the work of CEMVO Scotland as requested by the Chief Executive, including drafting of funding applications

This job description is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and tasks but indicates the main responsibilities required from employees in this role. The organisation reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post-holder at any time according to the needs of the organisation’s business.

There is a requirement to work flexibly, including home working, working evenings and weekends as necessary in order to ensure appropriate fulfillment of duties.



Extensive knowledge, understanding and experience of race equality, particularly around addressing institutional racism and organizational development in mainstreaming of race equality policies and practices.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of current equalities legislation, of Public Sector Equalities Duties, and processes / reporting cycles for mainstreaming reports and outcomes

Extensive knowledge of the race / equalities landscape, of policies and practices, of equality schemes, particularly relating to race equality

Extensive experience in designing and delivering high quality bespoke race equality training to a wide variety of audiences (e.g Public Bodies, Third & Private Sector) including undertaking evaluation processes

Experience in organizing webinars and facilitating discussion on good race equality policies and practices

Skills and experience in drafting bulletins, publications, and newsletters, etc on good race equality policies and practices

Good knowledge and understanding of community engagement standards and processes

Strong knowledge and understanding of Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) processes

Extensive background in race equality policy development, with the ability to respond to consultations, contribute to high level race equality forums and advisory groups

Good communication, inter-personal and networking skills, including good presentational and public speaking skills

Commitment to the development of the ethnic minority voluntary sector, as well as good understanding of the issues affecting the sector

Demonstrated experience in thinking and working strategically to progressing race equality in Scotland

Ability to meet targets and deadlines to achieve project outcomes

Good organisational skills, including organising events and planning own work load

Excellent writing and report writing skills, including drafting of detailed briefing papers

Ability to travel across Scotland to attend events, meetings, conferences, etc.

Good knowledge and skills in using online platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to deliver events.

Able to be flexible in working occasional weekends and evenings


Good knowledge and understanding of Human Rights, and in the development policies and practices within this area

Experience of undertaking consultancy work, especially in the area of implementation of race / equality policies and practices to address and improve race / equality outcomes within mainstream organisations

Experience in supporting networks, particularly relating to issues affecting ethnic minority women.

Job Details

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 19:00:00 EST
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom