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Senior Equality & Diversity Officer – Institutional Equity

Stratford, London, United Kingdom, £ 40608 per year excellent benefits, Permanent


Do you have strong analytical/statistical skills and a track record of progressing equality, diversity and inclusion for staff and students in higher education? Are you looking for a challenging role in an environment that’s open, vibrant and welcomes new ideas? Then join UEL as Senior Institutional Equity Officer and you could soon be managing a variety of interesting projects and acting as one of our expert sources of equity advice on student and staff matters.

At UEL we recognise that the future of work looks very different and in an ever-changing world it is essential that we equip our students with the skills, emotional intelligence, resilience and creativity they need to thrive and realise their potential Under our new 10-year strategy, the University of East London is committed to providing students with the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world, including increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline, particularly for Industry 4.0 jobs. We also want to position our east London location as being at both the heart of a major global gateway and the local community.

The Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) is the first department of its kind in the UK. It has specific responsibility for addressing inequalities within the institution by creating sustainable cultural changes that will positively impact the University community. Your challenge will be to manage equity projects within the OIE, for example Athena Swan and Race Equality Charter Mark. We’ll also rely on you to review and work collaboratively to action key findings from such projects and devise and implement appropriate ED&I strategies, policies and training to bring about a cultural change across the University. Advising on appropriate equality impact assessments, producing reports and papers on a wide range of ED&I issues and keeping up-to-date with impending changes in the law and best practice, both within the sector and externally – all are aspects of this vital new role.

To succeed, you’ll need In-depth knowledge of equality and diversity issues relating to staff and students, including knowledge of the relevant legislation. You’ll also need experience of researching, applying and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion policies and initiatives and sharing best practice. Excellent project management skills are essential too, as is a proven ability to build relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers across an organisation and proactively work with others to achieve team objectives. Experience of planning, prioritising and organising your own work and resources is important too, together with the initiative and creativity to resolve problems by identifying practical and suitable solutions.

At UEL, we aim to attract and retain the best possible staff and offer a working environment at the heart of a dynamic region with excellent transport links. You can look forward to a warm, sincere welcome, genuine camaraderie and mobility in an institution led with passion, visibility and purpose. Your impact, resilience and sense of collegiality will directly contribute to UEL’s future and those of the students whose lives you will touch and change forever.

We also offer a great range of benefits including pension, family friendly policies and an on-site nursery and gym at our Docklands Campus

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Full Time
Stratford, London, United Kingdom
£ 40608 per year, excellent benefits