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Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom, £ £ 43923.00-47681.00 Annual Annual, Permanent


This role has a starting salary of £43,923 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.

The Employee Experience team prioritises wellbeing, working in a hybrid way, with the ability to work from home, alongside the opportunity to regularly work together in one of our many offices across the county. We support flexible working and would also welcome applications from those seeking part-time positions.

The Employee Experience Team is excited to be recruiting a Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Consultant to support us to continue to help all our staff thrive, grow and flourish in their careers.

Rewards and Benefits

  • 26 days' holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
  • Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
  • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
  • Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
  • Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
  • A generous local government salary related pension
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
  • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
  • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources

About Us

Surrey County Council has a well established commitment to ensuring that 'No One Is Left Behind' and to driving forward its diversity and inclusion framework and action plan. This includes our workforce as well as our residents, and our 'Surrey Way Strategic Framework and People Strategy' has the aim of making sure that we are an inclusive and compassionate place to work where we value diversity and can be ourselves.

About the Role

The Senior EDI Consultant will play a crucial role in in designing, leading and managing the council's workforce EDI projects and in supporting the delivery of the EDI elements of our People Strategy, EDI Annual Plan and organisational priorities.

You'll also be able to provide subject matter expertise and advice on complex EDI issues and supervise our two EDI Consultants within the team.

Work has already begun on achieving this objective, with recent projects including

  • Growing and developing our eight Staff Networks
  • Establishing a centralised Workplace Adjustments Service
  • Commissioning independent reviews of the experiences of disabled, LGBTQ+ and minority ethnic employees

Shortlisting Criteria

As part of your application you will be asked to submit a CV and answer the following questions:

  • What is your motivation for applying for this role?
  • Can you describe your previous experience working in EDI roles within large and complex organisations such as Surrey County Council?
  • Can you provide an example of a project you have worked on that had the goal of promoting diversity in the workplace?
  • Can you describe your knowledge and understanding of the developing evidence base for successful EDI interventions?

In order to be shortlisted for this position your CV and answers to the questions above will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working in EDI roles within large and complex organisations
  • Experience of managing and delivering successful EDI related projects
  • An ability to develop meaningful relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of the developing evidence base for successful EDI interventions
  • Ability to provide accurate and comprehensive advice on complex EDI issues

If you feel like this is a role you are interested in but you may possess less experience than is listed here we're also advertising for a Equality and Diversity Consultant, details of which can be found on the Surrey Jobs site.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22nd February 2024, with interviews planned for the week commencing 26th February.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

Job Details

Full Time
Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom
£ £ 43923.00-47681.00 Annual Annual